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Jul 25, 2012
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Adverbs

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betimes
incognito
agee
sine die
larruping

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with Anu Garg

agee or ajee

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-JEE)

MEANING:
adverb: To one side; awry.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Scottish English dialect, from a- (to, toward) + gee (a command to a horse to move to one side). Earliest documented use: before 1805.

USAGE:
"The knaves go all agee when both my lord and myself have our backs turned."
Charlotte M. Yonge; Grisly Grisell; Macmillan; 1893.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. -Fran Lebowitz, author (b. 1950)

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