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Word For The Day, Thursday, December 6, 2012 assoil
dictionaries ad nauseam | 6 December 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 12/06/2012 4:44:07 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".

assoil \uh-SOIL\, verb
1. To absolve; acquit; pardon.
2. To atone for.


Example sentences:
Come up, wives, offer of your yarn! See, I enter your name here in my roll; you shall enter into heaven's bliss; I assoil you by mine high power, you that will make offerings, as clear and clean as when you were born — (lo sirs, thus I preach).
-- Bennett Cerf, An Anthology of Famous British Stories

"Go, and assoil thy living patient: the dead are past thy cares." — " I go," said the Monk of Montcalm, " and Heaven grant that I may shed around his death-hour, that peace which, I fear me, bloody prelate, will be denied to thine!"
-- Charles Robert Maturin, The Albigenses

Etymology:
Assoil is derived from the same root as the similar word absolve. However, assoil came into English through the Middle French word asoiler rather than directly from Latin like the word absolve.

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
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 12/06/2012 4:44:09 AM PST 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 12/06/2012 4:45:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I would like to assail the assoils who are destroying my country. Their hands are assoiled with the blood of the innocent, and there is no was that they can be assoiled.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 4:48:52 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
A for you. Interesting usage there.
4 posted on 12/06/2012 4:52:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Oooo! Thank You for the Beautiful Ribbon. I think it is my FIRST Blue Ribbon in this Thread! :-)


5 posted on 12/06/2012 4:54:39 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden

"...been using that word for 5 years,but it only sounds like that when I eat,or after a few beers"

6 posted on 12/06/2012 4:57:09 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: secret garden

I would undoubtedly get better results from my garden plants if I would assoil them in the proper manner.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 4:59:55 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: secret garden

The President and the Congress will never be assoiled for bringing us to the edge of the fiscal cliff.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 5:01:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

BTW — did you see the Fox News Chick running around Times Square this AM asking folks about the fiscal cliff? Most of them did not know what she was talking about. One elderly couple knew. She should have followed up by asking them if they voted in the last Presidential election. They will not be assoiled for their ignorance.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 5:05:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

There is no asoiling the soiling that this Administration has accomplished in the past 4 years.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 5:06:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i see i missed an S; ASShoiling in the WH going on.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 5:20:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

well looky there, an H slipped in ; )


12 posted on 12/06/2012 5:21:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
i just had an idea for a Christian movie/story; somene steals a baby Jesus statue, and God takes the opportunity to reach a sinner by having it come to life.
13 posted on 12/06/2012 5:32:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I would be rich if I could corner the market on assoil in San Francisco.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 5:34:47 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

What if it is used as a noun: Would it be tacky if you gave assoil to a gay person as an office party gift?


15 posted on 12/06/2012 5:37:46 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: secret garden
When all else failed to impress Santa that he had assoiled for his transgressions, the boy began to scream in agony.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 5:40:28 AM PST by tioga
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Buffy Super? Really?


17 posted on 12/06/2012 5:41:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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Soothing. Dave. Really.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 5:52:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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Well, yes, but that’s not what’s on my driver’s license.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 6:06:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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On Benghazi, how can we assoil
Those who left our poor heroes to broil?
Reinforcements? Not sent
Because that would have meant
Barack’s pals in Libya ain’t loyal


20 posted on 12/06/2012 6:10:48 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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