Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, full-grown: an epithet applied to trees.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of accrue.
- adj. periodically accumulated over time
“First, Length of time since the title accrued, which vras from the death of Lord Cowper*s first wife in reversion, if not”
“And today may be a writing-and-paperwork day rather than a writing day, as I have somehow again accrued an awful lot of paperwork.”
“I recently acquired a new phone number (not for nefarious purposes but thanks for asking) and with the new digits came all the collections-agency phone calls accrued by the previous owner of the number.”
“The real justification is wrapped up in ego and the desire to be seen as a successful alternative media and not to waste all that political capital accrued from the relative success of amplifying the pro-war case when they had a broad coalition.”
“But the experience and savvy the Nets accrued is boosted by a roster that, while basically the same, has a couple of subtle changes.”
“As a matter of fact, I feel sure, judging by the volume of business which accrued from the four-month period immediately before our last meeting, in February, that it will always be necessary to meet oftener that three times a year.”
“I am persuaded that distinctive educational advantages have accrued from the establishment of this division in Ontario County.”
“We desperately need a budget process in which respected, nonpartisan experts have real standing to publicly evaluate budget numbers, with less focus on meeting immediate spending or deficits and greater focus on long-term accrued obligations.”
“Nor were the Charms of her Conversation less amiable than those of her Person: Her indulgent Father, though in his Youth he had lavish'd the best Part of his Patrimony, and had little to depend on but what accrued from a Post he held at Court, was now so good a Husband in other Things, as to afford her a very liberal Education.”
“Long-term accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities 80,206 66,285”
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