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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 30, 2014 quondam
dictionaries ad nauseam | 30 January 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/30/2014 4:35:16 AM PST 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".

quondam (KWON-duhm) adjective
Former; onetime.

Example sentence:
"One of the assumptions Madison and others labored under was that Britain would be too preoccupied with beating Napoleon to pay much attention to its quondam colonies.
--Joyce Appleby; The Washington Post; A Stumbling, Fiery End to War of 1812; May 5, 2013.

Etymology:
From Latin quondam (formerly). Earliest documented use: 1535.

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
Historical Linguistics . the disappearance or loss of an unstressed initial vowel or syllable, as in theformation of the word slant from aslant . 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 01/30/2014 4:35:16 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 01/30/2014 4:36:33 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117322/posts

ScarJo is the quondam OxFam spokesbabe.

My wife got us one of these Sodastream things for Christmas. I didn’t realize I was oppressing Palestinians (by giving them jobs) in the process.

No wonder it tastes so yummy.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 4:43:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
An effervescent A+ for you!
4 posted on 01/30/2014 4:46:04 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Planet of the Neo-Communists
At the end of his journeyed return to the quondam USA,
which once was, before the coup-by-fraud, a land of prosperity, education,
Equality under Law, Liberty and Freedom.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 4:47:48 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden

Quondam spending seems to irk management, but regular, unfettered dumping of money for garbage products doesn’t seem to bother them one bit.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 4:49:46 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: secret garden

In Barack’s neo-socialist kingdom
Poor nuns must have coverage for a condom
He’ll use blackmail and extortion
To further abortion
Can’t wait ‘til he’s President (quondam)


7 posted on 01/30/2014 4:55:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Diogenesis
He is not an ape. A+ for you.
8 posted on 01/30/2014 4:55:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: rarestia
When I was doing research on the grant money's dime, we would always have the mad rush to spend every dime before asking for more even though we had money left over every time. A for you.
9 posted on 01/30/2014 4:58:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
You and me and every other freedom-loving American! A+ for you.
10 posted on 01/30/2014 4:59:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I don’t have the exact numbers on the use of the carbon dioxide, but it’s something like 25-30 cents per liter of soda made.

You get enough syrup to make 12 liters for $5-6.

They have diet Mt Dew and Red Bull knockoffs.

Especially for the energy drinks it is a big savings.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 5:06:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

The early Colonists who risked life & limb to come to America with the hope of a better life for themselves and their families made a quandom leap of faith ....


12 posted on 01/30/2014 5:18:37 AM PST by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: secret garden

sooooo dang tired of freezing. 12 degs now but going up to 32 today, woohoo. i swear it feels like it’s 50 deg in our bedroom!


13 posted on 01/30/2014 5:22:16 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

But never, not one time, am I going to allow my kids see a teacher put a quondam on a cucumber.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 5:24:18 AM PST 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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3117353/posts

Here’s some delusion that the Democrats represent “the work ethic.” LOL


15 posted on 01/30/2014 5:26:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Hey, the temperature was positive this morning. The snot didn’t even freeze in my nose.

That’s progress.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 5:26:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

My son spends way too much money on those drinks.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 5:27:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Back when America stood for something good. A for you!


18 posted on 01/30/2014 5:28:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

It was 3 on the way home from school yesterday morning. Today it was 12. I have to confess, it did not feel much warmer.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 5:29:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB

A for making up your own definition.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 5:30:29 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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