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  • Indicates that a list continues in a similar manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. and others; and the rest; and similar things; and other things or ingredients. The abbreviation, etc. (et cetera), or &c., is usually read and so forth.
  • v. See under And, Back, and From.

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  • adv. continuing in the same way


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  • Chandler used the term simply to mean obtaining needed raw materials, services, and so forth from internal operating divisions coordinated by senior executives at corporate headquarters.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • For example, Entwisle and colleagues 1996 found “pill villages,” “IUD villages,” and so forth in rural Thailand.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Similar results have been reported by diffusion scholars (mainly general sociologists and political scientists) studying the spread of such innovations as hate crime laws (Grattet, Jenness, and Curry, 1998), state lotteries (Berry and Berry, 1990), and so forth through the American states.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Further evidence that opinion leadership patterns exist among organizations, as well as individuals, comes from research on an important policy innovation diffusing among U.S. cities in recent decades: a city ordinance preventing smoking in public places, such as city buildings, restaurants, bars, and so forth Rogers, Peterson, and McOwiti, 2002.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Then the University leadership of the alumni, and the Executive Committee of the Trustees, and so forth suddenly realized that this might actually happen.

    Oral History Interview with Robert W. (Bob) Scott, April 4, 1990. Interview L-0193. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • It was ultimately overturned because Justices, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, realized that if Supreme Court Justices can overturn any economic regulation -- Social Security, minimum wage, basic zoning laws, and so forth -- then they would be usurping the rights of a democratically constituted legislature.

    Remarks of U.S. Senator Barack Obama on the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown

  • Before Mission Control gave them the green light, as Neil explains, “all the guys in the trenches at Mission Control who were looking at all the various systems and subsystems made sure that the pressures, temperatures, valves, and so forth were all checking out okay.”

    First Man

  • If I had not made [he writes] the exceedingly interesting acquaintance of the most talented artists of this place, such as Slavik, Merk, Bocklet, and so forth [this "so forth" is tantalising], I should be very little satisfied with my stay here.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • And this means that the theories of universally acting psychical repression, of the unconscious, of the endopsychic censor, of the significance of resistance and amnesia, of the employment of highly complicated and phantastic symbolism, of the manifestations of sexuality and so forth have been made use of in a high-handed, uncalled for, unnecessary and unscientific manner to prove the truth of the thesis with which the author set out upon his journey.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Mealtimes, bedtimes, arising times, chore times, and so forth must be as consistent as possible.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend


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