American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dark grayish blue or purple.
- n. A dark purplish black colour
- adj. Of a dark purplish black colour
- Middle English pers, from Old French, from Medieval Latin persus, back-formation from Latin Persicus, Persian, from Greek Persikos, a Persian, from Persēs, a Persian, from Old Persian Pārsa, of Median origin; akin to Old Persian Parthava-, Parthian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It happened to me while "snacking", and the gun was lying muzzle forward next to my feet, so it wasn't "across" my lap, perse `, but I wasn't holding it either.”
“I thought about starting with my Mother who is not a woman in computing perse but who was an early advocate for me becoming one.”
“They say nothing about HCI, Systems, (a little about) Networking, perse, but require skills in all these areas.”
“On the other hand, I thought that this comment was perceptive (and not an accusation of racism perse):”
“But since most hospitals (any that accept Medicare or Medicaid patients) will accept uninsured patients, it may have to do with the areas uninsured people tend to live in and which hospital is closest to them rather than their lack of insurance perse.”
“This is true even in the Urban 4-H programs where most of the young shooters (or their parents) are not neccesarily primarily interested in hunting perse.”
“Its not the tea party perse but it is the fringies among them, the militant sprouting up among these fringies and the just plain loudmopuths try to score politically.”
“Also its not really a ass kicking perse but certainetly a beatdown since TDK was in its third weekend.”
“This is true even in the Urban 4-H programs where most of the young shooters or their parentsare not neccesarily primarily interested in hunting perse.”
“On the other hand, I thought that this comment was perceptive and not an accusation of racism perse:”
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Words for colours that have fallen out of use.
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Words for colors, including things so associated with a color that they can be used in reference to a color.
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fabrics, wools, furs, etc.
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Peculiar Finnish Lexicon. At your own risk.
Words that start with "per."
Exactly what it says on the tin
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