from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism See Hanukkah.


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  • Among all the bosh and piffle I have gotten our daughters this summer—twinkling plastic princess crowns, fade-away flower tattoos, and purple bathtub fizzies—the old books we have bought seem to touch them with the idea that other children have held and loved those stories, too.

    The Joy of Reading 'Pinocchio'—On Paper

  • Even the casual fan knows the NBA is full of chuckers—those frustrating players who hoist up fade-away jumpers in the face of a double-team.

    Using Math To Determine the Ballhogs

  • He doesn't so much drive the lane as lunge through it, and when he jerks backward for his patented fade-away one-leg jumper, he resembles a camp counselor teetering off a canoe.

    An NBA Voyage to the Heart of Dirk-Ness

  • He backed this monster down and turned for a fade-away and this guy slapped my buddy on the arm so hard on the shot that a spray of sweat was visible in addition to the firecracker “pop” of the blow itself.


  • New Orleans threatened to break the game open early in the period, jumping out to 58-45 lead when West sank a fade-away jumper.

  • Carter hit a turnaround fade-away jumper 41 seconds into the fourth quarter to put the Nets up 62-61, their first lead since the opening quarter.

  • The Nuggets point guard finished with 35 points, including a fade-away jumper and two free throws in the final 30 seconds that helped secure the win.

  • But the Nuggets kept up and Iverson, who had played 51 minutes the night before, evened it a 50 with a fade-away jumper.

  • Iverson scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, including a game-winning fade-away with less than a second left in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-103 on Monday night.

  • Instead I watched him miss fade-away jumpshots with nobody even remotely threatening to block him.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Ruler’s Back


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