Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 10, 2012 - obtest
Posted on 05/10/2012 4:31:18 AM PDT 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".
obtest \ob-TEST\ , verb
1. To supplicate earnestly; beseech.
2. To invoke as witness.
3. To protest.
4. To make supplication; beseech.
I constrain, adjure, obtest and strongly command you.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
And whosoever she be, even with the form of words which to miserable wretches is granted most exaudible, I pray, and do with those prayers most heartily obtest, which are in the ears of the hearers of them most effectual, that she may never taste of such bitter miseries.
-- Giovanni Boccaccio, Amorous Fiametta
Obtest comes from the Latin roots ob-, a prefix meaning "toward", and the root test, meaning "witness."
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Missing from Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage was an obest to the states, or to congress to do anything about it. So, at the end of the day, nothing has changed except for the size of the campaign war chest. And come November, nobody is going to change their vote based upon this issue, anyway. Again, it is the economy, stupid!
Damned autocorrect! obtest!
Dammit! I made it a noun!
I knew what you meant.
i obtest that you bury this useless word from our lexicon.
Tammy Bruce tweeted yesterday afternoon that she was giving GAY PERMISSION to straights to NOT care about gay marriage because Obama is destroying the economy.
Moochelle and her big behind frequently obtest that people not be obese.
How much must the Tea Party obtest before the GOPe gives us a truly CONSERVATIVE Candidate?
Cool. I love Tammy Bruce.
OMG, I had a Yorkshire pudding wrap with roast beef inside (and gravy on the side) in a pub in London last year, and it was darned close to a religious experience!
As the gay groups entreat and obtest
Barack does what he does the best
“What’s in it for me?
Increased donations are key”
To build his war chest, he’s completely obsessed
The fellas here at the Atkinsonville Retread did pretty well with most of these words, Beseech Nut they knew right away since the annual spitting contest was just days away.
Then supplication they knew knew meant serving supper to the boys. That was easy enough.
But for obtest they had to remember way back to the years they spent in middle school. Carmine said it was like yesterday, for Carmine it was yesterday he just graduating recently.
Anyway Miss Fritzinger, who had a bottle of vodka in her desk and used Blue Waltz by the gallon, used to say,
“Another day, obtest to the obtust”, and then little tears would down her white powdered cheeks. I think was from the joy of being a teacher and maybe the cheap vodka.
I remember the first time I was supplicated earnestly.
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