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Jul 26, 2012
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sine die
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

sine die

PRONUNCIATION:
(SY-nee DY-ee, SIN-ay DEE-ay)

MEANING:
adverb: Without designating a future day for action or meeting; indefinitely.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sine (without) die (day). Earliest documented use: 1631.

USAGE:
"Following the discord, the meeting was adjourned sine die."
Meet Turns Into Bedlam; The Times of India (New Delhi); Jun 13, 2012.

See more usage examples of sine die in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

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