American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- prep. In the capacity or character of; as: The President qua head of the party mediated the dispute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adv. In the capacity of.
- prep. in the capacity of
GNU Webster's 1913
- conj. In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
- From Latin qua ("in the capacity of"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin quā, feminine ablative sing. of quī, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The croak of the great blue heron sounded again; then far away, mysterious and spirit-like, floated a soft _qua, qua, qua_ -- the cry of the least bittern out of the heart of the swamp.”
“Domine Iesu Christe in qua nocte - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)”
“Also, what the qua is this psuedo psychological trope?”
“Justice Story deemed the fugitive slave clause a sin qua non to ratification, probably giving it more respect than it deserved.”
“There was a similarly large celebration when Louis was born: "civitas Parisii in qua natus est, tanto gaudio fuit repleta, quod per septem dies … populus totius civitatis, laudes debitas solventes creatori suo, ducendo choreas canere non cessavit" (Delaborde, 1: 81 — 82).”
“Ita per seculorum millia (incredibile dictu) gens aeterna est in qua nemo nascitur.”
“Christianam religionem absolutam et simplicem, anili superstitione confundens; in qua scrutanda perplexius, quam componenda gravius excitaret discidia plurima; quae progressa fusius aluit concertatione verborum, ut catervis antistium jumentis publicis ultro citroque discarrentibus, per synodos (quas appellant) dum ritum omnem ad suum sahere conantur”
“Severum persecutionem concitasse refert, in qua per omnes ubique locorum Ecclesias, ab athletis pro pietate certantibus, illustria confecta fuerunt martyria.”
“It seems to me that ideologues aren't usually committed to an idea purely because of the idea qua the idea, but because they believe that the idea has superior normative value.”
“He said it lacked a certain je nes se qua, which is French for nothing, or something indefinable.”
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just like it sounds
Official Scrabble for the iPhone.
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3 letter words, not the girl band.
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