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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 2, 2013 aleatory
dictionaries ad nauseam | 2 May 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/02/2013 4:41:48 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".

aleatory \EY-lee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, AL-ee-\ , adjective
1. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element.
2. Law. depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract.
3. Music. employing the element of chance in the choice of tones, rests, durations, rhythms, dynamics, etc.

Example sentences:
...it was not a matter of reduction at all, but—perversely—of expansion, the aleatory flutter of uncontrolled, metastatic growth…
-- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, 1996

[Man] is supposed to love happiness; it is my contention that he rather loves excitement. Danger, enterprise, hope, the novel, the aleatory, are dearer to man than regular meals.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Day After To-morrow, 1866

Etymology:
Hailing from the Latin word meaning "the dice" or "chance" alea, aleatory first surfaced in English in the late seventeenth century.

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 05/02/2013 4:41:48 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 05/02/2013 4:42:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning. Already went on my first walk of the day...it’s beautiful out.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 4:46:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden
When one observes that all of Obama’s policies move us closer to the destruction of this country, one must conclude that they are neither salutary nor aleatory.
4 posted on 05/02/2013 4:48:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: tioga
Here too. So far, so good. Now if the little dog would stop upchucking, it would be even better.
5 posted on 05/02/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Don't get us started! A for you.
6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Aleatory economic pump priming by the Federal Reserve has had no economic benefit for the country, only for the privileged bankster class.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 5:00:12 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: secret garden


8 posted on 05/02/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden

Aleatory

That’s a ‘tory about beer...Ale, A ‘tory. All the extra “s”s were stolen for Mississississippi.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 5:02:53 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

poor baby, hope he’s better soon.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 5:05:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
11 posted on 05/02/2013 5:25:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono
Which one is the thumb? A+ for you!
12 posted on 05/02/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

Here’s your A. I think you got a little carried away there. Imagine that!


13 posted on 05/02/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Me too. Apparently yesterday’s sedation is still wearing off and making him sickish. He will have the big surgery in a few weeks.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 5:29:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

G’mornin’. Got up to type the final version of my husband’s 2013 business plan, and I can’t read his scribbles in his edit. I guess I’ll have to wake him up for a translation. Crimony, my leg hurts this AM. Can’t think of a single use for the word aleatory.

I get a haircut today. Hope I feel better after that.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 5:30:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My aleatory knee pain was manageable for my morning walk.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 5:35:05 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Better to be carried by six than judged an elf. Or something like that.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I thought for sure you’d go for the musical definition. The haircut will make you feel better. Maybe some ice cold BenGay for the knee?


18 posted on 05/02/2013 5:38:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change
My dad taught us:
M-i-squiggly letter-squiggly letter-i-squiggly letter-squiggly letter-i-hunchback-hunchback-i.
Funny the things you remember.
19 posted on 05/02/2013 5:41:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Yes.

It also allows the government the ability to habitually overspend until the day of reckoning.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 5:42:04 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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