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verb tr., intr.: Let it stand.
From Latin stet (let it stand), from stare (to stand). Ultimately from Indo-European root sta- (to stand) that is also the source of stay, stage, stable, instant, establish, static, and system.
Stet is used as a direction on a printer's proof or manuscript to indicate that the alterations be undone and the original word or passage be restored.
"I realize that I have silted myself into the debate as a typographical
neoconservative and a novitiate Barzunite, having insulted both pop
culture and the West, and implied an allegiance to elegance and the
author. I don't really want to mean this. Nevertheless, pls stet."
"The charges later were dismissed in Baltimore City and stetted in
See more usage examples of stet in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts. -Baruch Spinoza, philosopher (1632-1677)
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