- v. Simple past tense and past participle of copy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. reproducing the features of an original especially in an inferior manner.
“Even so, this new release is copied from a recently discovered and restored black-and-white print that is infinitely clearer, and better, than that bootleg copy that has been rumored to be circulating among Sondheim fans for years.”
“Most noticeable, and giving name to the type, was the change of the eagle to the outstretched wing, heraldic style copied from the Great Seal of the United States.”
“The letter I have copied is that to which Mr L. alludes in his late communication to the printer.”
“Among eastern and northern woodland Indians, floral designs copied from the natural sylvan surroundings prevailed.”
“Roy is a government security agent who gets fired from his job – the reason for his termination is copied from the film “Johnny English.””
“The three young men were copied from a newspaper photograph of them leaving a Glasgow law court, and their clothing style indicates the 1950s, as does the street lighting.”
“They come up with budget proposals without any numbers, a health care plan that's just a 3 page outline and is mostly copied from the democrat's health care plan.”
“Or a 3 page outline with no cost estimates, and 80% copied from the democrats, and call it a 'health care plan.”
“The big-picture changes are live links to service updates (a design which seems to have been copied from the similar site for London Transport), a front-page timetable search that incorporates the Sydney-wide 131500 service and the ability to download PDF copies of major timetables.”
“I use it more than regular paste, because you never know what insidious formatting there is in copied text.”
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