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#218513 - 09/16/14 06:51 PM just another aphorism [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A FORTIORI

PRONUNCIATION: (ah fort-tee-OR-ee, ay-for-shee-OR-eye)

MEANING: adverb: For an even stronger reason; even more so.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, literally, from the stronger. Earliest documented use: 1569.

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A. FORTISORI - coming from the pen of a former Supreme Court Justice

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#218522 - 09/17/14 10:17 PM career, v. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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VERILY

PRONUNCIATION: (VER-uh-lee)

MEANING: adverb: In truth, indeed, truly, certainly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English verraily, from verrai/verray (very), from Old French verai (true), from vulgar Latin veracus, from Latin verax (truthful). Earliest documented use: 1303.

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VEERILY - how a drunk drives

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#218525 - 09/18/14 06:58 AM perchance: tendency to roosr ? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PERCHANCE

PRONUNCIATION: (puhr-CHANS)

MEANING: adverb: Perhaps; maybe.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French par cheance (by chance), from Latin per (by, through) + cadentia (fall), from cadere (to fall). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kad- (to fall), which is also the source of cadence, cascade, casualty, cadaver, chance, chute, accident, occident, decay, recidivism, and casuistry. Earliest documented use: 1350.

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PURCHANCE - buying power

PEERCHANCE - the American jury system

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#218529 - 09/18/14 12:04 PM Re: perchance: tendency to roosr ? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Purrchance- ambiguous message from your cat.

Pierchance- "To take a walk and forget where you started from." (A walking cliché that ends with a preposition.)

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#218534 - 09/18/14 04:35 PM perchance: tendency to roost ? [Re: May]
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Hi, May, and welcome!

To all - forgive my sloppily typed heading - it's supposed to be "PERCH-ANCE: tendency to roost"

blush (that means "My face is red")

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#218542 - Yesterday at 05:02 PM Re: perchance: tendency to roost ? [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thank you. smile
Mayhappenstance // I was curious, yet didn't make the connection.(Chanticleer, ;))

Best wishes

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#218543 - Yesterday at 09:21 PM Re: perchance: tendency to roost ? [Re: May]
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LIEF

PRONUNCIATION: (leef)

MEANING:
adverb: Willingly; gladly; readily.
adjective: 1. Dear, beloved. 2. Willing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English leof (dear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leubh- (to love or to care), which also gave us love, belief, and leave (permission). Earliest documented use: 897.

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IIEF - Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering [IIEE], The Next Generation

LIEA - my dyslexic Star Wars heroine (not to be confused with my dyslexic spouse, or WIEF)

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