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Word For The Day, Thursday, Roctober 25, 2012 - velleity
dictionaries ad nauseam | 25 October 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 10/25/2012 4:25:26 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".

velleity \vuh-LEE-i-tee\ , noun
1. Volition in its weakest form.
2. A mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.

Example sentences:
Fortunately it did no more than stress, the better to mock if you like, an innate velleity.
-- Samuel Beckett, Molloy

My guess is that instead of being men of decision we are in reality men of velleity.
-- Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

Have you come across the word velleity? A nice Thomistic ring to it. Volition at its lowest ebb. A small thing, a wish, a tendency. If you're low-willed, you see, you end up living in the shallowest turns and bends of your own preoccupations.
-- Don DeLillo, Underworld

Etymology:
Velleity stems from the Latin word velle which meant "to be willing." The suffix -ity is used for abstract nouns.

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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1 posted on 10/25/2012 4:25:31 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 10/25/2012 4:26:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obama’s recently revealed 20 page “plan for recovery” could be construed as nothing but velleity since it offers nothing new and lots of full page pictures of the O.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 4:35:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

mere velleity to repeal obamacare is not enough. Immediate action is necessary!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 4:42:35 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A fir you. If he was serious about the job, why didn't he implement any of it during the last 3.8 years?
5 posted on 10/25/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
Here's hoping the Senate changes leadership as well as the executive branch. A for you.
6 posted on 10/25/2012 4:45:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Unlike Obama's velleity to stay on as president, Romney is running hard for his job.

Obama can claim a Pyrrhic victory with his put down of horses and bayonets, but Romney's yare campaign is working hard to win. Marines were happy to pitch in with irrefragable proof they still use them. Let's hope Romney's enchiridion has a few more plays in it to close the deal.

7 posted on 10/25/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What a joke that was. He didn’t dare put it out before the debate where Romney could debunk it. Desperation flop sweat is all it is.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: tioga
A+++!
9 posted on 10/25/2012 4:54:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
Demand to talk to a paper off the record and deal with the front page aftershock.
10 posted on 10/25/2012 4:55:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

In the face of the dire exigencies facing our Beloved Nation, the Kenyan-in-chief marshals nothing but sheer, unalloyed velleity.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Unalloyed, I like it. A for you.
12 posted on 10/25/2012 4:57:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa; secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE
" ... the Kenyan-in-chief marshals nothing but sheer, unalloyed velleity."

Which is matched, in its turn, by Putin and his sur-velleity.

13 posted on 10/25/2012 5:05:15 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The Administration styles itself as 'Leading from Behind'. I call that 'Following'. -- Mitt Romney)
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To: secret garden

Wow. I heard a bunch of drivel about what he has said off the record as being awesome, so this is a surprise. All good for Romney so far. Who will they endorse?


14 posted on 10/25/2012 5:10:33 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: secret garden

“Perversion,” known to liberals as “gaiety”
Part of left’s homo-geneity
“We’re all just the same
No questions, no blame”
An agenda more than a velleity


15 posted on 10/25/2012 5:30:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: secret garden

Here’s hoping our arch rival brings only velleity to tonight’s big game. Playing the season finale against the arch rival on TV on Thursday night (only game in town), with a home playoff game on the line, on a day flirting with record high temperatures should make for a very crowded stadium.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 5:44:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Velleity

The candidate was a man of velleity, to telleity a man of pride swelleity, of courage jellity, himself no selleity, all is good and welleity. Barber Shave.

17 posted on 10/25/2012 5:50:42 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

bump and a ping request?


18 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:57 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: secret garden

The absence of the merest velleity at enforcing the law, or protecting the sanctity of the election polls, is the legacy of this union-backed Racine judge. This is the outrage of the day, IMHO. The very idea that the (now exonerated) perp’s defense that the lady poll watcher was “not used to the language of the community” (swearing and threats at election workers) is unconscionable.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/24/Union-backed-judge-exonerates-Community-Organizing-thug-who-Threatened-Woman-in-WI-Poling-Place?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29


19 posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
We heard more velleity from our "Dear Leader" yesterday when he said that Romney was Bullsh!ting the voters......I guess we should believe him since he appears to be an expert in the art of bullsh!ttery.
20 posted on 10/25/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: secret garden
Looks like the Dems will rely on more than just velleity to win Pennsylvania. Bonus: there is a nice geographical error in the column too.
21 posted on 10/25/2012 6:22:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden
Here's the article to go with my post...ooops!
22 posted on 10/25/2012 6:24:21 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Crass tells. Obama trying to be cool? Just makes him look ghetto.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Was the geographical error where they said that the ad was bleeding into Western Ohio?....


24 posted on 10/25/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob
Ding. Ding. Ding.

Yes. We have a winner.

25 posted on 10/25/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga
It was interesting that the first thought Obozo had when that 6 yr old told him to say: "You can do it." meant that they were talking about that bullsh!tter Romney.

I'd say that if he gets that from a childs innocent words of encouragement........then Romney is doing a great job of HAUNTING Obozo's every waking minute and taking up a lot of space in his head.........and that puts a BIG smile on my face.

26 posted on 10/25/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: count-your-change

Burma Shave?


27 posted on 10/25/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: thingumbob

If you want to know what liberals are up to, see what they accuse others of.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 6:50:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: thingumbob

imagine inauguration day when Obams has to hand the keys over to Romney, whom it’s already been said he despises. xshub was saying this AM, wouldn’t it be nice seeing MOOchelle’s fat behind put on a helicopter and sent out of Andrews AF base?


29 posted on 10/25/2012 6:51:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman
Thanks Neo....

Sometimes this late, in the week, you start to think you're hallucinating...... when is the weekend going to get here........and where's that pot of coffee...d@mn it!!!

30 posted on 10/25/2012 6:51:57 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Loud Mime; secret garden; tioga; xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree

New student ping.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Yes, that would be a nice site to see.......

Unfortunately we're going to have trouble getting a clear shot of MEshell's But-tocks because O'dumbo's swollen head and flapping ears will be blocking the shot......

I've been wondering if the O'dumbo faithful White Hut minions will be removing all the 'R' keys from the computer keyboards and stealing the White House treasures as well?

I also hope Romney calls the British consulate in DC and asks to have the bust of Churchill back while apologizing for Obozo's horrible behavior......

32 posted on 10/25/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave; Loud Mime

already added the Mime ; )


33 posted on 10/25/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Spelling and accuracy is just opinion says my editor.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 7:12:53 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: thingumbob

xshub said that Romney would probably need to have the place checked for anthrax, O’s minions will sabotage everything.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Loud Mime

I added you to my Wednesday Ping List.
Welcome aboard!


36 posted on 10/25/2012 7:19:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: Loud Mime
Welcome to the WFTD daily post.....You picked a good year to join.

We'll partying heavily here on November 7th while I'm getting my teeth polished by the Dentist.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

I hope that’s not a euphemism. ;-)


38 posted on 10/25/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I’m really surprised and pleased at Romney’s efforts in this election now that we’re headed to the wire. It’s a welcome sight after witnessing McCain’s lackluster velleity four years ago. Now if we can keep the momentum.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 7:35:30 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy
xshub said that Romney would probably need to have the place checked for anthrax, O’s minions will sabotage everything.

.......exterminated, bug bombed (the electrical kind), washed from top to bottom and sanitized too....but I don't think the presidential sink will have to be replaced this time.

But the Justice (Brothers) Department and State Department will have to be totally gutted and rebuild from scratch.

40 posted on 10/25/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. I have to go back and read yesterday’s thread. You do such a good job with it and I was out and about all day.


41 posted on 10/25/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

A for you. Are you able to go to the game?


42 posted on 10/25/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
If you want to know what liberals are up to, see what they accuse others of.

Isn't that always the way it is with the Comrades at the Politbureau of the Democratic party? Lenin would be proud......So is Alinsky......

43 posted on 10/25/2012 7:47:04 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: count-your-change

You’re cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, you are. A for you!


44 posted on 10/25/2012 7:47:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Loud Mime; xsmommy; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree; tioga

I’m happy to oblige. Please add Loud Mime to your ping list.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Oh, absolutely. I’d go rain or shine, so this is going to be beautiful. My wife is picking up some Italian roast beef from the butcher shop in town for sandwiches for dinner tonight.


46 posted on 10/25/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Unconscionable is right. A+ for you. You need to post that as a thread of its own to get more attention. Seriously.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 7:57:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: thingumbob

A+ for you. Who even reads that rag?


48 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Already posted, and I’ve pinged it to the Wisconsin list TWICE. Little response so far.

I thought intimidation at an election was a Federal offense. But, I guess that’s just for Presidential elections. It’s no wonder that Racine is the ONLY district in Wisconsin where the recall succeeded. (A Senator was recalled, but there were a lot of questions about the vote.)


49 posted on 10/25/2012 8:05:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ for you! C’mon PA, vote for America!


50 posted on 10/25/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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