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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. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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To: xsmommy; tioga
From The Gut.
51 posted on 03/01/2012 8:33:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

So sad, i didn’t know that. i am def going to watch the Five today, i imagine there will be stuff on there.


52 posted on 03/01/2012 9:02:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I never knew Andrew got his start as Drudge’s only employee. Talk about getting in at the ground level. I first really noticed him with the Acorn tapes scandal....had noticed him before, by then I was a fan.


53 posted on 03/01/2012 9:10:31 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

That’s a tremendous loss for the good guys.

May his soul rest in peace.


54 posted on 03/01/2012 10:57:12 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: secret garden

Finished my little tile job, and the customer actually paid me right away-that doesn’t happen very often in these hard times...

The Carter clone can’t resist-
When some despot’s sacred cow
Is even accidentally offended
He just has to scrape and bow

He just can’t hold in abeyance
His compulsion to apologize-
Even when it ignites a bonfire
And more than one soldier dies

He needs to read the history of
That last little cowardly worm-
Bowing and apologizing to Iran
Promptly lost him a second term...


55 posted on 03/01/2012 12:54:33 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; tioga

May God be with Andrew Breitbart’s family. I was just saying yesterday to Ti how so many men these days die of heart failure in their 40’s and 50’s-I lost several friends that way-suddenly, and for no apparent reason-they were not overweight and did not eat unhealthy food, etc-two of them were runners and athletic types. I really think it must be stress added to a heart abnormality they already have, but who knows...


56 posted on 03/01/2012 1:07:22 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I HOPE he lost his second term long before this.


57 posted on 03/01/2012 1:11:19 PM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

If I could meet a guy with Allen West’s looks and integrity, I would get tired of being a widow-I do enjoy the solitude, but he is yummy...


58 posted on 03/01/2012 1:14:32 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

As far as I’m concerned, neither of them deserved a first term-but something like this certainly doesn’t help their case with the majority of Americans.


59 posted on 03/01/2012 1:19:42 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5; Explorer89; xsmommy
...rules are rules.
60 posted on 03/01/2012 1:20:10 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Like I said-yummy!


61 posted on 03/01/2012 1:26:13 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you and glad to hear about your recent job and immediate payment!


62 posted on 03/01/2012 1:34:23 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/world/asia/beheadings-in-afghanistan-are-grim-reminder-of-extremes-of-taliban-law.html

Actual New York Times headline:

“Beheadings Raise Doubts That Taliban Have Changed”


63 posted on 03/01/2012 1:55:45 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

and the NYTimes is usually so dense.


64 posted on 03/01/2012 2:02:21 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It’s hard to write parody these days.


65 posted on 03/01/2012 2:10:56 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

it doesn’t let me access it...is this a parody?


66 posted on 03/01/2012 2:14:16 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

No. It’s real. That’s why it’s so hard to write parody, when the Times has descended into self-parody.


67 posted on 03/01/2012 2:25:14 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

then the joke is that they don’t even realize what a joke they are. sad for them.


68 posted on 03/01/2012 2:27:36 PM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

Thank you!


69 posted on 03/01/2012 2:59:14 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

after having elected one no less.


70 posted on 03/01/2012 3:53:53 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

classless bastards.....I got berated on another site, for pointing out trillion dollar deficits, as hating him bc of the color of his skin....I asked if he was green.


71 posted on 03/01/2012 3:55:18 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

green? LOL he IS a green nut, just look at the loot he wasted on Solyndra


72 posted on 03/01/2012 4:09:37 PM PST by tioga
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To: hobbes1

I just love that the dems are trying the race card....it got theO elected, but I do not believe it will get him reelected.


73 posted on 03/01/2012 4:10:53 PM PST by tioga
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To: hobbes1

I like Dennis Miller’s response to that race bait. I have no problem with the color of his skin. It’s the thinness of it.


74 posted on 03/01/2012 7:22:04 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1; tioga; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman; secret garden
this is the best I've read on breitbart. I love Matt Labash.
75 posted on 03/02/2012 4:56:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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this is the best I've read on breitbart. I love Matt Labash.
76 posted on 03/02/2012 5:09:15 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was out in the car when Hannity, or was it Levin, played the interview with Andrew on that dinner with Ayers.....I sat in the car till it was over, then went into the store.


77 posted on 03/02/2012 5:51:43 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

It makes me sad to lose someone with so much energy and potential.


78 posted on 03/02/2012 7:33:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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