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Sep 16, 2014
This week's theme
Adverbs

This week's words
mayhap
a fortiori
verily
perchance
lief

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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.

USAGE:
"Basil found that he never actually knew the people whose picture appeared in papers or magazines, and the same would apply a fortiori, perhaps, to pictures of dogs."
Alexander McCall Smith; A Conspiracy of Friends; Polygon; 2011.

See more usage examples of a fortiori in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for. -Laurence J. Peter, educator and author (1919-1990)

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