from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of wit.


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  • A Nebraska native who just turned 30, Witte is the head lure buyer for Cabela's, the mail-order and retail giant whose catalogs fill America's mailboxes with the promise of great fishing every spring and summer.

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  • His daughter, Marianne Witte, is a doctor of medicine and is married to the chief physician of a children's hospital in the Ruhr.

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  • But I mean, that Witte, which is gotten by Use onely, and Experience; without Method, Culture, or Instruction.


  • Demand has been rising for the Civic and other small cars as gasoline prices hit $4 a gallon in the U.S.Indiana University economist Bill Witte said the new jobs are a sign the economy is growing, although not rapidly.

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  • Witte, as finance minister, presided over a decade of robust growth.

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  • Witte spent most of his last years abroad, depressed and bitter, predicting doom.

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  • In the few months before Nicholas replaced him as prime minister, Witte floundered, attacked by right and left.

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  • For a sketch of Witte, see Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution New York: Vintage, 1991, 31–32.

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  • As the upheavals climaxed, Witte persuaded the tsar to sign the “Manifesto of October 17,” in effect replacing absolutism with constitutional monarchy.

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  • Would he lose control to Putin and end up, like Witte, abandoned and hated by his former patron?

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