from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of force.
  • n. Rough hair on sheep.


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  • This decision is a crucial one in your writing career so in this article we'll examine some of the 'fors' and 'againsts' of agents for fiction writers.

    Fiction Writing: Why You Should Get A Good Agent

  • All these "fors" and "againsts" had kindled the curiosity of the public, and the general sympathy was strongly in favour of the unconscious cause of the great modern mystery.

    The Idol of Paris

  • Therefore the Psalmist ends by passing from thoughts of self to thoughts of God, and builds at last on the sure foundation which underlies all his other 'fors' and gives them all their force -- 'For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms

  • If and when lawmakers move forward on corporate tax relief, the key battle lines are likely to be drawn over those fuzzy pay-fors.

    Obama Calls For Corporate Tax Cuts, But Paying For Them Is The Hard Part

  • See our original announcement post on the reasons and why-fors.

    SF Signal for the Twitter/Facebook Inclined

  • This basket of pay-fors provides Congress with a menu of options, making fully financed health care reform more probable.

    Wonk Room » House Democrats Considering Surtax As Part Of Plan To Pay For Health Reform

  • You might not like the 'pay-fors,' but they're there .... the party that is sitting there compaining about the deficit has nothing but a pool of blood (red ink) around them.

    Emanuel: 'We are not sitting back like the Maytag man'

  • I think once it gets to the floor the amendment process will yield more extensive coverage benefits, reduced medicare cuts, and weakened pay-fors causing the bill to collapse in on itself.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Things that would be left out from current bills are: mandates (employer/individual); insurance reform (maybe with the exception of recission; that is probably happening regardless); anything involving medicare; any substantial pay fors (income surtax, taxing benefits; the goofy insurer tax); malpractice reform.

    Obama's Speech

  • It's that they think it will once they're done with it -- when its cost controls are shredded and its pay-fors undone -- and they don't want to saddle future generations of Americans with the costs of a bill that looks like that.

    GOP looks to make Affordable Care Act less fiscally responsible


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