Definitions

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  • adj. in practice; professional

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Practicing; professional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exercising; practising; acting.

Etymologies

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Latin exercents, exercentis, present participle of exercere. See exercise.

Examples

  • Iesus autem vocavit eos ad se et ait: Scitis quia principes gentium dominantur eorum et, qui magni sunt, potestatem exercent in eos.

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  • Capilli retia Cupidinis, sylva caedua, in qua nidificat Cupido, sub cujus umbra amores mille modis se exercent.

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  • Commercia in nundinis noctu hora secunda ob nimios qui saeviunt interdiu aestus exercent.

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  • Nisi his malis medentur, frustra exercent justitiam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Multiplicantur nunc in terris ut locustae non patriae parentes, sed pestes, pessimi homines, majore ex parta superciliosi, contentiosi, &c. licitum latrocinium exercent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Carnificinam exercent, one saith they tyrannise over men's consciences more than any other tormentors whatsoever, partly for their commodity and gain; Religionem enim omnium abusus (as [6405] Postellus holds), quaestus scilicet sacrificum in causa est: for sovereignty, credit, to maintain their state and reputation, out of ambition and avarice, which are their chief supporters: what have they not made the common people believe?

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  • There is not any slavery which these villains will not undergo, inter illos plerique latrinas evacuant, alii culinariam curant, alii stabularios agunt, urinatores et id genus similia exercent, &c. like those people that dwell in the

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  • Les femmes exercent rarement les pleins droits sur les terres et immeubles.

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  • La croissance démographique et le développement du marché exercent une surenchère parfois dramatique sur les ressources foncières, notamment à proximité des villes et métropoles, et dans les régions productrices de haute valeur comme les régions septentrionales, greniers à coton du Bénin.

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  • Sexto de perfidia quam exercent cum hijs qui se reddunt eisdem.

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