Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of stem.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stem.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I have heard the doctor suggest, but know not whether he has placed the remark on record, that these parallel stems may have been but the internal fibres of some larger plant, whose more succulent portions have disappeared; and certainly, while such instances of anastomosis are rare among the _stems_ of plants, they are common enough among their

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

  • The name stems from tumblelog, which is a short-form mixed-media blog.

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  • Sundaram says that their confidence again stems from the differentiated strategy that Shanghvi has put in place even for the domestic market.

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  • The term stems from research done last fall by WCI Communities, a big Florida home builder.

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  • The origin of the term stems from an incident when R.C. Sproul, Jr. in a good-natured, joking, and in-passing manner referred to his wife as a "Prairie Muffin."

    Prairie Muffins

  • Sometimes the pain stems from a stress fracture but most commonly it's because of tender muscle tissue around the midpoint of the ankle.

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  • The belief that the term stems from a 1947 incident see citation where computer pioneer Grace Hopper found a moth in the Harvard Mark II computer is incorrect.

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  • From another non-academic: I think that the confusion over the term stems from natural variation in individual linguistic acquisition.

    languagehat.com: NATIVE SPEAKER.

  • His nickname stems from an appliance store he used to own in Brooklyn.

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  • In keeping with hospice's deeply humane and community-service roots the word stems from the same root as "hospitality", the team also includes volunteers like Linda -- more than

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