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  • adj. Alternative form of put off.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A putting aside; the act of putting off, in any sense.


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  • Question: I know that you and many others are loving this season of Fringe with the alt-world, Doublivia high jinks but I am a bit more, shall we say, off-put.

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  • Neither was Gavin off-put by the actions of livewire Laura, her of the challenging personality who hit him with a whip during the romantic photo task and keeps asking to be picked up and carried.

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  • Meg, I was somewhat off-put by the total emphasis of the one author you cited on enforcement.

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  • While Mr. Dillon was troubled by the incident, he seemed equally off-put by the state law, which capped the amount of prison time a criminal could get for multiple, non-murderous felonies.

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  • I am not as off-put by the emotional display put on by Clinton yesterday, because I can only imagine how utterly gobsmacked an frustrated she must feel to see the Presidency, which hovered before her like a floating chalice ready for the taking, suddenly move out of grasp.

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  • I have been a little off-put by some aggressive fundraisers from there, though.

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  • History aside, do not be off-put by the "bread pudding" label, I almost never like bread pudding since many versions are eggy and rich and about the weight of small livestock.

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  • Anyone else might have felt off-put having a socially inept, emotionally damaged cult member sleeping in their daughters bed and, alternately, with their son.

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  • I am sick and tired of this crap! tbogg mentions Rick Moran, who, (ahem) is slightly off-put by Ann-thing Coulter's latest spew:

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  • I certainly was a little off-put by the number of 16-and-under-year-olds there since when do 13-year-old kids go to indie concerts?

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