Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Word For The Day, Thursday, July 31, 2014 celerity
dictionaries ad nauseam | 31 July 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 07/31/2014 4:40:20 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".

celerity \suh-LAIR-uh-tee\ noun
rapidity of motion or action : swiftness

Example sentences:
Monica was impressed by the ease and celerity with which the new waiter she had hired could wipe down and set up a table.

"The Common Core entered public discourse suddenly this year, due in large part to the celerity with which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation financed and coordinated its implementation in 2010."
— Micah Meadowcroft, The American Spectator, June 9, 2014

Etymology:
In the novel Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham tells of an undertaker's shop that used the words "Economy, Celerity, Propriety" as part of a window display involving "silver lettering on a black cloth" and "two model coffins." But "celerity" isn't dead in English writing, where it has proven its vitality since the Middle Ages. Shakespeare used it in Henry V when the chorus recited, "Thus with imagin'd wing our swift scene flies, / In motion of no less celerity / Than that of thought." Benjamin Franklin used it as a synonym of "velocity." And the speedy term (which can be traced back to "celer," a Latin word meaning "swift") is still keeping pace today.

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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-40 next last

1 posted on 07/31/2014 4:40:20 AM PDT by secret garden
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...
Rise and shine!
2 posted on 07/31/2014 4:42:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

I like it stuffed with cream cheese for snacks! Er,,,, Never mind!


3 posted on 07/31/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Good morning Doc.
4 posted on 07/31/2014 4:51:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

What makes a leftist, cocaine-infused celerity think that anyone gives a damn about his opinions?


5 posted on 07/31/2014 4:57:14 AM PDT by SAJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SAJ
They believe their own press.
6 posted on 07/31/2014 5:00:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

Obama believes that celerity in executive action trumps the founding of our nation. In reality, our Framers knew that lengthy debate and inaction led to more thoughtful legislation, something we haven’t had in decades.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 5:02:09 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

Celerity — it puts the C in your MC-squared.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 5:05:12 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Will all of you people who keep "fixing" things please stop? Making them work again is killing me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rarestia
A for you. In their haste to push through a bill, they neglect that essential fact to put another notch on their post.
9 posted on 07/31/2014 5:06:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: secret garden
Obama welcomes the mojados, with celerity, but the the Iraqi Christians facing extermination, not so much.
10 posted on 07/31/2014 5:07:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NicknamedBob
A for you, Albert.
11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:08:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

It would upset the balance he seeks to change us from a JudeoChristian society. A+ for you.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:09:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

Barack’s gift—he can mimic sincerity
His election destroyed our prosperity
I couldn’t be wronger
Thought it would take longer
But the socialists act with celerity


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:39:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

The celerity at which the Leftist-Socialist cabal will hurl the charge of racism is stunning at times.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

With the advent of Twitter, the celerity with which the left blindly charges racism has increased tenfold, particularly when a white conservative like John Podhoretz dares to send even the most generic and non-racial, albeit critical, tweet to a minority.

Naturally, the irony about this is lost on the left, both with regard to who is actually being racist by selectively sheltering minorities from criticism, and who is more effectively making a serious effort to get someone with whom they disagree to “shut up”.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:58:41 AM PDT by zencycler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+ for you. Did you see the wapo letter to the editor? Know your Flinstones before throwing them.
16 posted on 07/31/2014 7:36:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: HammerT

It’s all they’ve got. A for you.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 7:36:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: zencycler

You and the Hammer are on the same page. A for you.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NicknamedBob
 photo ze_law.jpg
19 posted on 07/31/2014 7:42:57 AM PDT by mikrofon (Celeritas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mikrofon
299,792,458 m/s. Now that's fast. A+ for you.
20 posted on 07/31/2014 7:49:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-40 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson