from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc.: often used ironically and in derision.
  • n. An abbreviation of His (or Her) Imperial Highness.
  • n. An abbreviation of His (or Her) Imperial Majesty.

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  • n. a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
  • n. an expression of greeting


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  • We normally don't watch any TV except for the Tar Heels (to paraphrase H.I. from Raising Arizona, "either educational or basketball, so you don't ruin your appreciation of the finer things") but when any of us gets sick, we'll throw on a DVD.

    words had forked some lightning

  • So…your solution for American single female home owners, regardless of their situation or preferences, is to follow the advice of a 200 word H.I. fluff piece posted on a third rate news source which uses phrases like “top of the happiness league”? and cites a single survey conducted only in British gas stations by a corporation on behalf of their loyalty card program that apparently used smiles as a “scientific”? unit of measure.

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  • H.I. hatches the plan to build a family by taking a baby from a local celebrity business man, Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), and Ed caves in to her own yearning for a child.

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  • Not usually one to apologize for the erstwhile H.I., but: WeatherMan.

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  • As a member of the Rastafari movement, he deified H.I.

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  • In spite of a few stumbles along the way, H.I. really does love his wife Edwina (Holly Hunter) even when they learn that, as H.I. states, "her womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

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  • The chase; the trailer fight and the climactic fight between H.I. and Smalls.

    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

  • There's also the MammoPrint, which looks at 70 different genes and the H.I. (ph), which looks at two genes.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2008

  • Two of the tests, at least the MammoPrint and the H.I., have not been widely studied enough yet to be approved for that sort of purpose.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2008

  • To paraphrase one of my favorite movies, "H.I., you're young and you got your health, what you want with a pension?"

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