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(i-MER-i-tuhs) adjective, plural emeriti; feminine emerita, plural emeritae
Retired but retaining an honorary title.
[From Latin emeritus (one who has served his time), past participle of emerere (to serve out one's term), from merere (to deserve, serve, earn).]
"Seeger has been singing out like this since the Great Depression. The
earnest troubadour who either co-wrote or popularized canonical songs
like 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'John Henry' has become something like
America's folkie emeritus."
Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe ... that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens. -Joseph Brodsky, poet, Nobel laureate (1940-1996)
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