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Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 23, 2013-- circumscribe

Posted on 10/23/2013 5:33:46 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 23, 2013-- circumscribe

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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".

circumscribe [sur-kuh m-skrahyb, sur-kuh m-skrahyb]

hear it pronounced

verb, transitive (used with object)

1. to draw a line around; encircle: to circumscribe a city on a map.
2. to enclose within bounds; limit or confine, especially narrowly: Her social activities are circumscribed by school regulations.
3. to mark off; define; delimit: to circumscribe the area of a science.
4. Geometry .
a. to draw (a figure) around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible.

Example

b. (of a figure) to enclose (another figure) in this manner.

Synonyms restrict, restrain, check, hamper, hinder.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin circumscrībere, equivalent to circum- circum- + scrībere to write

Related forms

cir•cum•scrib•a•ble, adjective
cir•cum•scrib•er, noun
non•cir•cum•scribed, adjective
un•cir•cum•scrib•a•ble, adjective
un•cir•cum•scribed, adjective

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.




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Ted Cruz attempted to circumscribe Obama’s welfare state explosion by trying to defund the non-workable, extremely expensive fiasco known as Obamacare.
1 posted on 10/23/2013 5:33:46 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Let’s see some homework today, gang!


2 posted on 10/23/2013 5:34:46 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

Good morning!


3 posted on 10/23/2013 5:36:17 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It’s fun to circumscribe ants with a chalk line they can’t cross, then whip out the old magnifying glass. Muahahahaha.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 5:37:13 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Hussein's picture, properly ciscumscribed:


5 posted on 10/23/2013 5:38:36 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Any proper doctor will tell you you always need to perform a circumscription before the curcumcision. Gotta draw the line somewhere!


6 posted on 10/23/2013 5:41:40 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
gold

You are number one, Travis.

7 posted on 10/23/2013 5:44:55 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: Travis T. OJustice

Obama drew a red chalk line in the sand and dared the Syrians to cross it. By the time Assad noticed it, it had blown away.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 5:46:49 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: Travis T. OJustice
Do Kenyans get circumscribed?
9 posted on 10/23/2013 5:47:04 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A+++
Correct way to circumscribe our Dear Leader. You are having quite the explosion of creativity this morning, sir.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 5:47:53 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: Travis T. OJustice

A Jewish man was asked about being circumcised. He explained that the procedure is done on the eighth day of life.
“Did it hurt?”
“Well, I couldn’t walk for a year.”


11 posted on 10/23/2013 5:50:19 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: faucetman

I think getting circumscribed is for Muzzies only.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 5:50:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: faucetman
A++

silver

Do Kenyans get circumscribed?

Only the Muslims. The Muslim women.

13 posted on 10/23/2013 5:52:27 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

14 posted on 10/23/2013 5:53:10 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
bronze
15 posted on 10/23/2013 5:53:39 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

Circumscribe

A circumscribe is a writer for that Las Vegas show Circum Circum.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
A++ A circumscribe is a writer for that Las Vegas show Circum Circum.

Correct. And their annual meeting is called a circumference.

17 posted on 10/23/2013 6:39:15 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Not fair! I haven’t had my breakfast Bud yet.


18 posted on 10/23/2013 6:42:04 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Circumscribe.

A staff writer for the Jerusalem Post who covers the circumcision beat.

Circumscribe.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 6:57:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A++
I could circumnavigate the globe with all of the circumcision jokes I’ve heard, having misspent my youth as a waiter in the Borscht Belt.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 7:08:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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