Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hoped for; not hopeless: opposed to desperate. In old law, in determining whether debts to a testator, the right to collect which devolved upon the executor, were assets to be accounted for by him, though not collected, regard had to be had to their character, whether they were sperate or desperate.
- adj. hoped for
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Hoped for, or to be hoped for.
- Latin speratus, past participle of sperare ("to hope"). (Wiktionary)
“To have any credibility they need produce sperate numbers on jobs saved, full time and permanant living wage jobs created, part time jobs created and how much they pay, and temp jobs created that no longer exist.”
“It makes no sense to have to sperate plastic into ten different kinds of bins.”
“You will need a customs broker and every class of item requires sperate entry forms.”
“D.sperate to avoid steering his 25,000-person company into bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Fuld dialed the Charlotte, N.C., home of Bank of America Chairman Kenneth D. Lewis.”
“_ I know nothing about Mr. Wakefield; as long as the question is sperate I am willing to hear it put, but it has been put ten times and the same answer returned.”
The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, commonly called Lord Cochrane, the Hon. Andrew Cochrane Johnstone, Richard Gathorne Butt, Ralph Sandom, Alexander M'Rae, John Peter Holloway, and Henry Lyte for A Conspiracy In the Court of King's Bench, Guildhall, on Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th of June, 1814
“I shall want to know particularly the amount of sperate subscriptions due Jan. 1. and of the desperate. also the nearly exact amount of your debts on the same day. affectionately yours”
“* Residuum of sperate arrearages (3,426) ½ [this] year 1,713 Salaries of 5.”
“The receipts from this resource, since the date of our last report have amounted to 2,069 D 88 ½ C and the sums deemed sperate and still to be received amount to 7,468.”
“A collector employed some time since, gives reason to beleave that the arrearages which are sperate will be generally paid up in the course of the ensuing spring.”
“I dont have found a good way to sperate the components from the framework and still maintaining all components in the same repository.”
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