Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, December 6, 2012 – assoil
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.
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
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 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!
Rise and shine!
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.
Oooo! Thank You for the Beautiful Ribbon. I think it is my FIRST Blue Ribbon in this Thread! :-)
"...been using that word for 5 years,but it only sounds like that when I eat,or after a few beers"
I would undoubtedly get better results from my garden plants if I would assoil them in the proper manner.
The President and the Congress will never be assoiled for bringing us to the edge of the fiscal cliff.
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.
There is no asoiling the soiling that this Administration has accomplished in the past 4 years.
i see i missed an S; ASShoiling in the WH going on.
well looky there, an H slipped in ; )
I would be rich if I could corner the market on assoil in San Francisco.
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?
Buffy Super? Really?
Soothing. Dave. Really.
Well, yes, but that’s not what’s on my driver’s license.
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
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