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


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  • The term dates back to the 19th century, when architectural students at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris would work on deadline projects in their ateliers, and upon completion, rush through the streets of the Latin Quarter, their renderings placed in a hand cart, or charrette, and pull them to the school. - Top Stories

  • Think about what might happen if you have children in different schools where the term dates don't coincide...

    The Guardian World News

  • The statue of the Virgin dates from the early 1500s, and is believed to have been brought to the area by the early missionaries.

    San Juan de Los Lagos: The Virgin, her basilica, her pilgrims, and their exvotos

  • The term dates back at least to 1996, when California Conservative Rep. Frank Riggs attacked his Democratic rival Michela Alioto over her "San Francisco Values."

    Geri Spieler: San Francisco Values Clarified

  • The idea of a science festival is not a new one; the term dates back to 19th century England.

    Making Science Sexy

  • The term dates to Winston Churchill, in the aftermath of World War II.

    U.S., U.K. alliance questioned following British election

  • The phrase dates from the period in Japanese history between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries when the country was almost totally isolated from the rest of the world.


  • But the phrase dates back to Plato and Cicero, who wrote, “Justitia suum cuique distribuit”: “Justice renders to everyone his due.”

    The Lampshade

  • The term dates back nearly 25 years to the founding of the Black Rock Coalition.

    Rob Fields: Dash's BlakRoc Disses Black Rock

  • The term dates back to 1865, the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today.

    Archive 2009-07-01


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