Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 14, 2013 – indite
Posted on 03/14/2013 4:50:43 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".
indite \in-DAHYT\, verb
1. to compose or write, as a poem.
2. to treat in a literary composition.
3. Obsolete. to dictate.
4. Obsolete. to prescribe.
"Will it be any harm," he said to his friends, "in a piece you want to be written so low, if we should teach them how they should think and act in common cases, as well as indite?"
-- Samuel Richardson, A Quiet Corner in a Library, 1915
And then she called her father Sir Barnard and her brother Sir Tirry, and heartily she prayed her father that her brother might write a letter like as she did indite; and so her father granted her.
-- Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'arthur, 1470
Appearing in English in the mid-1300s, this wordy word comes from the Latin root dictare meaning "to declare, dictate, or compose in words." Combined with the prefix in-, indite literally means "to put down in writing."
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!
Computer printers have been designed to “print” everything from plastic assemblies and human body parts to edible objects such as cookies.
Also, speech to text programs allow one to dictate directly to the computer and have it recognize and respond to the words.
So I’m looking forward to the opportunity to indite a ham sandwich.
I wonder if they ever indict politicians for what they indite?
Clinton got impeached for his dictation.
I’m off to industriously indite an illustrious indictment.
ay yi yi!
Only if they are republicans. A for you.
Mark Sanford, former love-struck Governor of SC, nearly was indicted for what he indited to his South American lover. Yes, I know they SAID it was because he did not leave a note when he took off to “hike the Appalachian Trail”, but it really was all about those emails.
Thank you. It looks like a Pope ribbon.
The only thing marring the election of Pope Francis is that Obama is sending Joe Biden to welcome Francis. I sincerely hope that Francis denies Joe communion, as he has to others who facilitated abortion in South America.
He would have been better off sending a real Catholic and not a CINO.
Pope Francis took the bishops bus home from the conclave instead of a limo. I am very happy with him. I think he's going to be good. He denounced gay marriage, has come out against pro-abort politicians being given communion. yes, he's a social justice Catholic, but those libs Catholics in the US who are celebrating that will, i think, find out that social justice is defined quite differently by those outside the US.
Executive Orders, “O” doth indite
Constitution? Forget it! He might
Override all the rules
If we let him, we’re fools
Gave him Carte Blanche because he’s not white
excellent, truthy!! J of you being down in the big D. I miss visting Dallas.
I think his view of social justice is more along the Book of James’ explanations than the SPLC.
As Dennis Miller has frequently stated, it’s not the color of his skin, it’s the thinness of it that annoys me.
A+ for you! It’s in the 20s here and I am HATING it. C’mon Spring!
“Social justice” was and is a perfectly fine Catholic idea. Its corruption for progressive ends simply makes it like so much of everything else that has been corrupted for progressive ends.
Interesting that NR had a posting that the pope once said nice things about dead Argentine soldiers on a commemoration of their attempt to take the Falklands. Like honoring a nation’s soldiers is something scandalous.
I have no problem with the color of Obama’s skin, except when any and all criticisms of his policies are attributed to racism. He has a melanin-aided Get Out of Jail Free card.
i saw some stuff on twitter trying to make something of that. good grief! i love that the prog Catholics will try to make much of his favoring social justice, but what do they then do about taking communion as pro-aborts?
Did you know he worked as a chemist prior to entering the priesthood?
You should be Indited for that....
Just like when they toss something out on Twitter and get called on their ineptness, they attribute everything to racism and dismiss any relevant criticism. That is why I despise them. They have no argument and wave the racism banner on every topic.
No I didn’t, but I like the way he walks the walk on humility.
I have a “Never Been Indited” T-shirt left over from the Nixon Administration.
I know just the person who would love one of those shirts.
The Dems indite a budget to indict this nation with unpayable debt.
Indited w/Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, on rye?
I watched it all on Fox. Shepherd was decent (for a change) and most of the commentary was from Megan kelly with lots of other commentators. This was all happening between 1 and 2 Central time. I was puttering around the house, trying to get much needed “maintenance” done because my husband is out of town. So, I was still in my PJs. I had been fielding calls from CA all morning about my mom. I was just heading to the showers to go into work and check on things there (although they only seem to need me for checks and for when the computers go down.)
I had been watching “Murder She Wrote” while puttering. As I hit my bedroom, Fox News Channel was still on the TV in my bedroom. I really have been taking a vacation from FNC since the disasterous election in November — hence “Murder She Wrote”, old “Rockford Files’, “Perry Mason”, “City Confidential”, etc. because I can’t bear the news from DC.
Megan and Shepherd said something about “white smoke”, and I stopped, dead in my tracks — transfixed. I didn’t dare go into the shower before they revealed the new Pope’s identity. I watched for over an hour before Francis stepped out on the balcony. I love him already. What a beautiful face!
Fox News mostly focused on the faces in the square, and they were a sight to behold. I’m sorry that you missed it.
BTW, I’m delighted that if this Pope couldn’t be Cardinal Dolan, he is still an American — a South American. I sort of enjoyed the shock from the US media — a little bit of a comeuppance that the USA is not the ONLY “America”. I imagine that the reaction would have been similar had they chosen the Canadian. LOL
It is 54 and mostly cloudy here, but Spring is not going to be early-we’ve had several nights below freezing this month-
Some of the driveby media pets
Are finally becoming offended
By the lying to their ranks
To which the emperor descended
I’ll indite this little verse
To ridicule their false cover-
They act as if it is personal
Just like some jilted lover
It is a shadenfreude moment
For all of us who dislike
The mindless Obama robots
Who swoon into their mik...
So, you voluntarily admit to watching “Murder, She Wrote”? ;-)
A friend of mine from South America was very gracious. he emailed me and said, so what do you think, we have an American Pope? I am sure South America went wild with this news.
I didn’t want Dolan, he’s a bit too much of a joker for the position of supreme pontiff, IMO. He has a radio show on the Catholic channel on XM and the two guys on there anchoring the coverage were going wild at the prospect of him being the Pope.
I love Murder She Wrote. 2 episodes a day play on Hallmark, and it’s on a couple of other channels, as well. When it was on (originally) I used to fall asleep during its run on Sunday nights. I had an active family life then and was pretty tuckered out by the time it showed. I think I missed the end of every episode.
I think the episodes are well crafted, and they give us a chance to see many veteran actors who are no longer with us. I never have to be embarrassed by the scripts, either. And, I love most of Jessica’s wardrobe too, even though it is now more than 20 years old.
However, there was a retrospective a couple of years ago and Angela Lansbury appeared in the introduction. Perhaps it was on Biography. I was shocked at how old she looked. She stil looked good, but a lot older.
Naturally, I watch her every day looking like she did 20-30 years ago. I fully expect to see her looking the same! Of course, I think she is older than Elizabeth Taylor. Weren’t she and Taylor in National Velvet together? The character Angela played was older than Elizabeth’s, but maybe the character was just taller!
What is really interesting is when I catch an old movie with Lansbury playing a femme fatale. Or, wasn’t she the conniving mother in the Manchurian Candidate?
he’s your’s too, sorry!
I love Dolan. He was our Archbishop before he went to NYC. He did wonders here rejuvenating our Seminary which hadn’t had a graduating class for 2 years before he came. Abp Weakland just about closed down the place. He did close down the Minor Seminary and turned it into a lavish apartment for himself for his retirement. Dolan put it up for sale.
Sorry, I’m younger than you are. “Murder She Wrote” is what parents watched when I was a kid. ;-)
I don’t hold it against you that you are younger, but obviously you were blessed with parents with good taste! ;-)
I have a daughter in law who once referred to Jessica Fletcher as “that old lady”. She’s been a good daughter in law in all other repects, however! LOL.
Feinstein needs a neuro workup. It seems she is having some issues with the head bobbing and shaking while listening to Cruz. I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way, but a medical one.
Frankly, I doubt there ARE any real Catholics in the Dem hierarchy.
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