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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 16, 2013 requite
dictionaries ad nauseam | 16 May 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:41:26 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".

requite\rih-KWYTE\ verb
1. to make return for : repay
2. to make retaliation for : avenge
3. to make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for an injury

Example sentences:
Beautiful but malevolent, Maude requited Sydney's love with scorn and treachery.

"Odds are that O’Brien's flare-up of romantic love for Amanda won't be requited."
— From a movie review by John Wirt in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), November 16, 2012

Etymology:
You might be familiar with the phrase "unrequited love." Love that has not been requited is love that has not been returned or paid back in kind, which brings us to the common denominator in the above definitions for "requite"—the idea of repayment,recompense, or retribution. The "quite" in "requite" is a now obsolete English verb meaning "to set free, discharge, or repay." ("Quite" is also related to the English verb "quit," the oldest meanings of which include "to pay up" and "to set free.") "Quiten," the Middle English source of "quite," can be traced back through Anglo-French to Latin "quietus" ("quiet" or "at rest"), a word which is also an ancestor of the English word "quiet."

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 05/16/2013 4:41:26 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 05/16/2013 4:43:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. Requiet outside right now.....

Except fer them birds!


3 posted on 05/16/2013 4:56:59 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A for you!
4 posted on 05/16/2013 5:20:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
AG WitHolder will not requite anyone's knowledge for truth.

As the nation’s top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.

5 posted on 05/16/2013 5:31:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman
Uh, my dept's too big, uh, I need another commission, uh, stop asking about the buildings my wife owns, uh, Emilio who? A+ for you.
6 posted on 05/16/2013 5:47:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; secret garden

requite - “how many times do I have to tell you kids to stop shouting!”


7 posted on 05/16/2013 5:51:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: secret garden
probably too much to hope that the MSM will requite their pushing for his reelection.
8 posted on 05/16/2013 5:53:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB
A for you. I can still hear my mother saying: "Good NIGHT girls! I said GOOD NIGHT!"
9 posted on 05/16/2013 5:56:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you. And no, they won't admit it.
10 posted on 05/16/2013 5:58:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

it wants me to sign up for something to read the story, but the title looked hilarious.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 6:04:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

There will be no requite to the American people for the offenses of the obama Administration until Obamacare is repealed .


12 posted on 05/16/2013 6:07:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Oh no, sorry, it’s the Chicago Trib comparing obama to Mr. Tumnus, the fawn.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 6:10:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

that kills me!!


14 posted on 05/16/2013 6:10:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
There's a vote today in the House. A for you.
15 posted on 05/16/2013 6:11:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
googled it and found it without the sign up page, for anyone else having that problem.
16 posted on 05/16/2013 6:13:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Obama is quick to requite
Any mortal who gives him a fight
If you haven’t “bought it”
He calls for an audit
Rejoicing in malice and spite


17 posted on 05/16/2013 6:52:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

Mister who the what?


18 posted on 05/16/2013 6:57:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree; NeoCaveman; Robert A. Cook, PE
how strong are yinz?
19 posted on 05/16/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Mr. Tumnus, you big silly


20 posted on 05/16/2013 7:23:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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