- adj. complete
- By back-formation from "inchoate". (Wiktionary)
“Read it Justice Antonin Scalia recently interrupted a lawyer during a Supreme Court oral argument to chastise him for using the word choate (the opposite of inchoate).”
“Justice Antonin Scalia recently interrupted a lawyer during a Supreme Court oral argument to chastise him for using the word choate (the opposite of inchoate).”
“This decade is almost "choate," no matter what 'Nino says!”
“The word 'choate' (prounounced COH-ate) means 'formed,' which in an old-fashioned way describes the school's mission, to form youth into young adults.”
“For instance, courts have held that to be first in time, the nonfederal lien must first be "choate," meaning the identity of the lien and the property subject to the lien are reasonably determinable.”
“In other words, their resentments are perfectly choate.”
“Part of what makes equilibrium warp thornier and harder to explain is that with credibility and determinacy warp you're dealing with possibility and actuality, challenges to which can be resolved by filling in gapstory, rendering the story choate.”
“Actually the public mood on these policies is very, uh, choate.”
“If challenged to parse this into something more choate, this magnificence can be defined in terms of omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence.”
“Painful details are suppressed; context is lost; events are elided, often unconsciously, in order to make the inchoate choate.”
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by Jack Winter
Published 25 July 1994, The New Yorker
It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and conso...
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