from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of caveat.
  • n. Shifting the sword from one side of an adversary's sword to the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Shifting the sword from one side of an adversary's sword to the other.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In my experience, lawyers are very careful, and usually end up accused of "caveating" to excess.

    On a side note -- Lawyers.

  • Such regular caveating is part of this very problem is it not?

    Is the UK a country of Killjoys?

  • Answering questions for impact of a method (from posters) with impact on the intermediate result rather than the final result (and not caveating, clarifying).

    Whitfield SubCommittee: Edward Wegman Testimony « Climate Audit

  • And here's what Tom Emmer came up with after nearly an hour of hemming, hawing, caveating, and explaining.

    the Cucking Stool

  • Speaking of the first point, to use an Al Haigism, Geithner is now caveating his language on what he knew, and when, about AIG's bonuses.


  • I'm bored enough today to canvas opinion from some people in the MFM. caveating, I'm pretty callow.


  • With this graphic, the 18 caveating words are no longer caveating, dissonant with the message the graphic sends, but are reinforcing.

    The Full Feed from

  • The intellectual exercise of caveating, no matter how important you think it is, has already caused people to miss doubles or triples.


  • The Washington Post chose to publish a graphic for a 15-year period, which seems to suggest (strongly) for those who won't really absorb the 18 caveating words (after all, a picture is worth 1000 words, no?), that would lead casual readers (after all, who really has the time to study seriously all the serious issues on the table at any one time -- thus, most are 'casual' readers when it comes to Climate Change) to have their suspicions increased as to whether there is Global Warming.

    A. Siegel: How many words is a graphic worth? WashPost temperature chart & ClimateGATE

  • (b) and (c) OK, but I think it needs still more caveating.

    Aaaaaargh!: LOL Agrees with Prague Tory, Again


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