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Word For The Day, Thursday, October 3, 2013-- gravamen

Posted on 10/03/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Thursday, October 3, 2013-- gravamen

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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".

gravamen [gruh-vey-muhn]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. the part of an accusation that weighs most heavily against the accused; the substantial part of a charge or complaint.
2. a grievance.
Origin: 1595–1605; < Late Latin: trouble, physical inconvenience, equivalent to Latin gravā ( re ) to load, weigh down (derivative of gravis heavy, burdened) + -men noun suffix

Related forms

gravamina, plural

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: wordfortheday
Obamacare has become the gravamen for patriots who accuse Obama of being a socialist.
1 posted on 10/03/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework time. My third class this week. I should get tenure.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 6:16:17 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Lmao! You should!!


3 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

SO is gravamen the greatest content of gravitas?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 6:22:18 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Once the corpsemen have done their job, in come the gravamen. Love, Barack.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: xsmommy
gold

You are first, although you had a head start since you were supposed to be teaching today.

7 posted on 10/03/2013 6:23:23 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: hobbes1
silver

Good morning.

8 posted on 10/03/2013 6:24:08 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: theDentist
A+

bronze

Yes--42 gravamen equals one gravitas, according to the HHS, which monitors such things, and the NSA, which monitors everything.

9 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:19 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: NonValueAdded

A++
Barack reminds us to pronounce that “P” in “corpsmen.” When referring to our Great Leader, I always pronounce the “P” in “putz.”


10 posted on 10/03/2013 6:28:15 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: xsmommy

How’s your unplanned vacation going?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 6:36:12 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

pass the gravamen, these taters need some fixin’ up!


12 posted on 10/03/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A++
Yes, the gravamen are the guys in the soup kitchen who ladle the gravy onto the turkey and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 6:40:57 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

I think this was Richie Hebner’s nickname when he played
for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 6:41:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Thank you Truthy! Here is your tenure award.
15 posted on 10/03/2013 6:45:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Italian cemetery workers?


16 posted on 10/03/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by mikrofon (Short Answer)
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To: mikrofon

A++
Yes, and bigotry is Italian for a large oak
Bigamist is an Italian fog.
And a specimen is an Italian astronaut.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 6:51:49 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

Thanks.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 6:52:14 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: Buckeye McFrog

From the Baseball Almanac:

Perhaps the most famous of these off-season jobs was that of Richie Hebner, who worked in the family cemetery as a grave digger. Even when salaries began to escalate in the 70s, Hebner kept digging those ditches for a few extra shekels. When Hebner was on the Phillies, a writer asked him if he still worked as a grave digger in the offseason. With a nod of the head and a solemn look on his face, the first baseman replied, “Don’t close your eyes too long.”


19 posted on 10/03/2013 6:54:34 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thirdure, maybe. You’d need a few more to get tenure. 8<)

Speaking of liberals, we would probably be better off if Washington liberals had the morals of a civilized, upright people. Instead, the politicians, bureaucrats and reporters are little more than barbaric gravemen.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 8:10:16 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
"I know what that is." "It's where you find the CorpseMen.
21 posted on 10/03/2013 8:17:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

A+
You’re a bit late with “corpsemen.”


22 posted on 10/03/2013 8:29:38 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

In all the news and carping
The fact most missed by some-
The gravamen of Obamacare is
It takes advantage of the dumb

Those low information people
Produced by government schools
Who think reality shows are art
And that they are beyond rules

Demanding their “free” insurance,
Lacking character and free will-
They will no doubt be complacent
Until presented with the bill...


23 posted on 10/03/2013 8:39:28 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The gravamen of my complaint against the Kenyan-in-Chief is that he is an arrogant and hubristic Marxist who is Hell-bent on destroying our Freedoms, our economy, and our Beloved Nation!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

24 posted on 10/03/2013 8:57:49 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa ( cooked an exquisite)
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To: Texan5

A+++
You are correct. The rude awakening for the
low-info crowd has begun. Unlike Obama phones,
healthcare is something they actually would have
to pay for.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 12:14:21 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
A+++

The gravamen of my complaint against the Kenyan-in-Chief is that he is an arrogant and hubristic Marxist who is Hell-bent on destroying our Freedoms, our economy, and our Beloved Nation!

It's the one thing he is actually good at.

26 posted on 10/03/2013 12:15:51 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you! Let the howling begin-maybe the whiners who live in states that “opted out” of the expansion will pack up and move to places like California, and the liberal Pacific NW, where they give free everything-since they’re already going broke, a few more giveways will hardly be noticed...


27 posted on 10/03/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

6 officers surround a car. Two in Plainclothes, (guess is SS) , all with guns drawn, and no one shoots out the tires? Allowing a nutty chase scene!

Good thing for the class our pal was on furlough!


28 posted on 10/03/2013 5:50:09 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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