from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of construct.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I think that in constructing his paper Fryer goes overboard trying to get acceptance from the mathematical community in the economics profession, but I guess that is the community that holds the keys to tenure.

    Poverty and Social Pressure, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Voshchev wanders out into the country where he happens upon a group of workers engaged in constructing a grand new All-Proletarian Home, a title which is meant entirely literally.

    From the editor

  • And so, a quarter century after the United States Senate rejected the League of Nations – an idea for which Woodrow Wilson received this prize – America led the world in constructing an architecture to keep the peace: a Marshall Plan and a United Nations, mechanisms to govern the waging of war, treaties to protect human rights, prevent genocide, restrict the most dangerous weapons.

    Barack H. Obama - Nobel Lecture

  • And yet to initiate prosecution of those ultimately responsible for this pattern of criminality and abuse — namely you, your vice president, your defense secretary, and all those involved in constructing the torture program — would also tear this already polarized society apart at a time when we are still at war.

    Dear President Bush,

  • Elizabeth - Purely out of interest, I've noticed Freud remains useful in constructing psychological models in domains that are not actually psychology, but use it (such as fiction).

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • But as the artist quickly realized in constructing his pieces, no deliberate message on his partwas necessary – his materials were ultimately dictating the final form.

    Dancing Snow Furniture Featured at the Milwaukee Art Museum | Inhabitat

  • The real work was in constructing the frames, and that was merely mechanical.

    Chapter 28

  • Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies ofGod.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Light at the End of the DADT Tunnel

  • He assumed rational expectations in constructing his model!

    Matthew Yglesias » “Taking Money From One Place and Giving it To Another Place”

  • In ‘Mars’ he consistently stoops to generalizations in constructing a cycle of abuse in Islam and again, I paraphrase, ‘women abused by men, abuse their sons, who intern abuse their wives.’

    When What We Think We Know, Is Actually Wrong at SF Novelists


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.