Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 8, 2012 - appertain
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:23:20 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".
appertain \ap-er-TEYN\, verb
To belong as a part, right, possession or attribute.
Natural rights are those which appertain to man in right of his existence. Of this kind are all the intellectual rights, or rights of the mind, and also all those rights of acting as an individual for his own comfort and happiness
-- Thomas Paine, Common Sense and Other Writings
In all matters of discovery and invention, even of those that appertain to the imagination, we are continually reminded of the story of Columbus and his egg.
-- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
and since Phillotson's success in obtaining at least her promise had become known to Jude, he had frankly recognized that he did not wish to see or hear of his senior any more, learn anything of his pursuits, or even imagine again what excellencies might appertain to his character.
-- Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
Appertain stems from the Old French word apertenir which meant "to belong." The prefix ap- is a variation of the prefix ad- which means "toward."
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!
Do you mean that the sentence must, in some way, appertain to the news of the day?
BAD start to my day. Spilled xsjr’s meds this AM, on the counter and floor. Got to work and spilled an entire venti latte on my desk. so i have been MOPPING pretty much since 5:30 am today! please tell me my day will get better?
Definition of APPURTENANCE 1: an incidental right (as a right-of-way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it 2: a subordinate part or adjunct 3plural : accessory objects
Appertain is the stuff in NutraSweet, right?
OK, am I crazy, or is this guy who shot his partner and stole $2 million from his armored car the dumb brother Reese from "Malcom in the Middle?" Look at the eyes.
A number of ex-sponsors are clamoring to appertain to the Rush Limbaugh Show again! LOL!
with a bit more hair, yeah.
How does shining appertain to rising?
Are we suns? Am I a flaming ball of hot gas?
Okay, bad example.
Besides, the sun does not rise. The Earth, as usual, is doing its stately pirouette before the footlights.
Absolutely best post at your link:
Obama will call her and apologize for taking away her food stamps! - Dr. Ursus
What words to Barack appertain?
Here’s a list one can quickly ascertain:
Socialistic, condescending, insane
As appertains to their music, the band Rush has every right to deny the use of their songs for political purposes.........
Appertain sounds like (that means having the appurtenance of, and wherefore, being as how) a cheap wine made from appers and the word is probably related to entertain which cheap apper wine will do nicely, thank you.
(Note to Clara Staggerforth: Your recent essay on comparing appers and orangs is fine except for the finger painting with hot sauce)
Tell them to get in line. How foolish were their marketing departments, not anticipating everyone would be tuning in more. A for you.
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