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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 1, 2012 - abeyance
dictionaries ad nauseam | 1 March 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/01/2012 4:26:06 AM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

abeyance (uh-BAY-unss) noun
1. a lapse in succession during which there is no person in whom a title is vested
2. temporary inactivity : suspension

Example sentences:
Our plans to go for a bike ride were in abeyance until the weather cleared up.

"The remaining $5,000 of the fine is held in abeyance and will not have to be paid unless additional violations are committed by the Venice baseball program during the probationary period."
—From an article by Dennis Maffezzoli in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida), January 23, 2012

Etymology:
"Abeyance" has something in common with "yawn." Today, "yawn" implies sleep or boredom, but years ago it could also signify longing or desire ("Full many men know I that yawn and gape after some fat and rich benefice"—Thomas Hoccleve, 1420). The Old French word for "yawn" was "baer," which joined the prefix "a-" ("in a state or condition of") to form "abaer," a verb meaning "to expect" or "await." There followed Anglo-French "abeyance," which referred to a state of expectation—specifically, a person's expectation of inheriting a title or property. But when we adopted "abeyance" into English in the 16th century, we applied the expectation to the property itself: a property or title "in abeyance" is in temporary limbo, waiting to be claimed by a rightful heir or owner.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
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Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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To: secret garden

Abeyance.

Filtering the intellectual minds here at the garage we came up with several possibilities:

Ebay ance....works except for the spelling. (Ships free!)

Obey ance....not much difference twixt an a and an o.
Like “Aff” and “On”.
Abmi ance....fiddle with the optional spelling and it’s ok.

A Be yonce...Being once is probably enough

Well there it is, folks. Take your pick and stay overnight in the neighboreing town of Abeyance, where everthing is being held for a spell.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 5:30:22 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

A for originality.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 5:38:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I was looking at an old family photo album recently with my parents and recalled some fond memmories of my time as a child in northern California fishing on abeyance boat in the cold Pacific Ocean near Bodega Bay.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 5:49:08 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: xsmommy

I sincerely doubt that moron moran has a fan club.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 6:10:19 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

What will be Barry’s Israel conveyance?
He will say our support’s in abeyance
“Just be cool and be calm”
While Iran builds their bomb
In Tel-Aviv—fear and “oy-veyance”


25 posted on 03/01/2012 6:10:26 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Good times. A for you and welcome to WFTD!


26 posted on 03/01/2012 6:15:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
A Beyonce.......
27 posted on 03/01/2012 6:17:24 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you! I have a teacher meeting this am so I have to delay the usual park run routine. I have a Jewish question for you. At my Bible study yesterday, the leader pronounced it To-RAH’ instead of the way I had always heard it before TOR’ah. Which is correct?


28 posted on 03/01/2012 6:20:29 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A lull in her tour schedule could be termed a Beyonce abeyance...

29 posted on 03/01/2012 6:20:41 AM PST by mikrofon (A baying abeyance.)
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To: secret garden

In English, it’s definitely TO-rah. I’ve heard the second syllable accented occasionally in Hebrew readings.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 6:30:00 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

OMG OMG.......Andrew Breitbart dead at 43. RIP


31 posted on 03/01/2012 6:34:58 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

just saw that, i am astounded.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 6:36:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Sorry, in the time it took to compose, your post ‘twernt there. ;)


33 posted on 03/01/2012 6:37:13 AM PST by mikrofon (GMTA)
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To: xsmommy

Jonah Goldberg couldn’t finish his interview on FOX just now.....kept breaking down and apologized. Tucker Carlson says he just spoke to him last night. I am shocked. 43, just too damned young.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 6:45:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon

We were the only two who got it. LOL GMTA indeed.


35 posted on 03/01/2012 6:46:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

YAY! Thank you!


36 posted on 03/01/2012 6:49:55 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

Greg Gutfeld says he talked to Andrew about his health a lot, had hoped he would change? WTH?


37 posted on 03/01/2012 6:50:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

“Have you always had black horses?”

“No.....I had a bey, ance.”


38 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tioga

There is a tweet from him literally 7 hours ago. Twitter has blown up with this. of course the left is dancing a jig.


39 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

NO NO NO! What happened? I follow his twitter feed, people get really vitriolic with him, they better not dance on his grave!


40 posted on 03/01/2012 6:53:54 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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