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A.Word.A.Day--sine die

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sine die (SY-nee DY-ee, SIN-ay DEE-ay) adverb

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

[From Latin sine (without) die (day).]

"... The trial was adjourned sine die because no prosecutors were present." Asia: Enveloped, The Economist (London), Jan 20, 2001.

This week's theme: Latin terms.


Traveling is a fool's paradise... I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and writer (1803-1882)

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