Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 16, 2013 – requite
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".
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
Beautiful but malevolent, Maude requited Sydney's love with scorn and treachery.
"Odds are that OBrien'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
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 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!
Ugh. Requiet outside right now.....
Except fer them birds!
As the nations 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.
requite - “how many times do I have to tell you kids to stop shouting!”
it wants me to sign up for something to read the story, but the title looked hilarious.
There will be no requite to the American people for the offenses of the obama Administration until Obamacare is repealed .
Oh no, sorry, it’s the Chicago Trib comparing obama to Mr. Tumnus, the fawn.
that kills me!!
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
Mister who the what?
OK. Didn’t know a name for him.
Here, here! A+ for you!
OLs are usually much...bulkier. A+ for you
OMG....I am guessing she’s not worth it. Neither one of them.
That woman is stupid times two. First she dates a loser(I’m guessing here) and then she allows photographic evidence to be produced to incriminate herself. A+ for you.
At least she can spell. From what I have seen on FB, it’s rare.
Ssssh, he’s huntin’ a scwewy wabbit. A+ for you! Cartoons are not what they used to be.
Misty and 68 in the woods, but it is going to get well into the 80’s, so I put new filters in the AC system and turned it on...
Obama owning the IRS
Should not surprise anyone-
For both Nixon and Clinton
That was part of their fun
An audit here, a fine there
The public trashing of a name-
No wonder so many are so hot
To requite Obama with the same
And as for spying on the press,
They woke up, and made a scene-
So, since Obama is playing Nixon
Who gets cast as Haldeman or Dean?
That is dumb-why broadcast your lapse of reason in public when there are sooo many covert ways to get the point across-ways that won’t get you fined/sued for malicious mischief...
Bet she posted the pics of her doing this on her FB page. Like that will attract a man. LOL
How is the puppy doing today? And out of curiosity, what do your other pets think of his neckwear?
Is the new puppy settling in well?
Like I said, dumb-airing dirty laundry that way, like some silly reality show diva-she should have asked a woman like me, experienced in the art of subtle and effective revenge. That public spray paint tantrum shows no class whatsoever...
A+ for you! We have been holding out on turning on the AC and just using fans at night. The spouse’s allergies are driving him crazy. Bush honeysuckle is done blooming but blackberries are flowering now and cottonwood is blowing like crazy. Little dog is more like himself every day. I’m still carrying him up and down the stairs but he has bolted and done them on his own. Big dog seems to need more attention lately but he’s not bothering Oliver. The cat, as usual, is aloof to all of it.
Buffy the Dandelion Slayer had one bad day on Tuesday. She is settling in and ruling the house already. No kennel over night last night. DH put her doggie bed outside our bedroom door where she was on guard all night. He put one of her training pads next to it and she used it. She escorted me to the bathroom when I got up. Otherwise, she was silent and slept. Good dog. She is getting playful. She ran in circles last night around the coffee table leaping over a throw pillow on the floor as she did. Her ears were flowing back and she put on the speed. I laughed myself silly. She is rejecting my lap to lay on the floor at my feet. She only wanted my lap on Tuesday. She will go eat when she’s hungry, even without me standing there to keep her company. All in all, she is taking over. I think that means she is adjusting.
Your cat is doing what cats do best-watch in plain sight while feigning indifference...
I’ve been just using fans here, but when the days are up to near 90, with humidity as high as it is now, then I bow to the weather and turn on the AC. I keep it at 80-82 anyway-I’ve always heard it is better for your immune system health to keep the inside and outside temperatures as close as you can and be comfortable-I also keep the furnace at 60-63 in the winter.
She’s not adjusting-she’s taking over, like pets are supposed to-she sounds like a charmer.
Then it’s me that’s adjusting. LOL I figured out how to get my steps in today without leaving her in the kennel. I am fast walking in place and have over 6000 steps doing that. For my health program through DH’s work, I have a step counter that I download to a website that keeps track. When I meet my goal for the year, I get $200 in health care bonus money. I didn’t want to leave her the first few days, so I had to adjust. RME
It’s getting too hot for a lap dog anyway. ;)
Julius is pretty huge for a lapdog, but he will still climb up on me! but now that it’s finally gotten warm here, he and Chan will stick to the hardwood floors, it keeps them cooler.
Only thing that could make it worse would be if it was Helen Thomas.
i mean she was NEVER a sex symbol at ANY point, right? i just thought it was the most odd choice for a topless painting.
That’s cool-savings are good. Is it a weight loss or a fitness program, or does it come with a gym membership?
How much does he weigh? Yeti boy is a 22 lb furball, but that doesn’t keep him from getting onto the chair with me when Titus or Midget girl aren’t occupying that space, and mashing my legs while he purrs happily...
Bea Arthur WHAT in a painting?