Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of stem.
  • n. Movement against a current, especially a tidal current.
  • n. A process for removing the inflexional, and sometimes derivational, affixes from words.
  • n. The technique of bridging between two holds with hands and/or feet, applying forces to each in opposing directions in order to brace oneself in position.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of tamping.
  • n. The material used in tamping.
  • n. The act of removing the mid-rib (‘stem’) from a tobacco-leaf. See stemmed tobacco and stemmer.

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  • The way he looked, like some unhinged brigand, his haircut a whacked-off Mohawk in the front and long and stringy in the back, his river rat amalgam of off-angled Brooklynese with the occasional flowery Southernism thrown in, the guy was a yat—the tag stemming from the universal greeting “Where y’at?”

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  • Mr. Obama delivered the speech the evening before he was to meet at the White House with the top executives of BP to demand that they agree to establish an independently administered escrow account of billions of dollars to pay claims stemming from the disaster.

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  • Tom Fahrney, VDOT's coordinator for problems stemming from the huge personnel shifts required by the federal Base Realignment and Closure program, focused on attempts to ease congestion likely to occur around Fort Belvoir and the Mark Center.

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  • The European rights court said the risk of a disturbance stemming from a demonstration was not sufficient to justify banning the parade.

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  • In August, the 45-year-old avoided jail time after pleading guilty to third-degree domestic violence stemming from a dispute in Aspen, Colo., with his wife Brooke Mueller.

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  • "Solitude suggests peacefulness stemming from a state of inner richness. It is a means of enjoying the quiet and whatever it brings that is satisfying and from which we draw sustenance. It is something we cultivate. Solitude is refreshing; an opportunity to renew ourselves. In other words, it replenishes us."
    - "Solitude vs. Loneliness, Psychology Today

    May 20, 2009