from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of opine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Opinion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Opinion; notion.
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It would be oh-so much easier to tell where the opining is being done, versus the rehash of previous comments.
It was an operatic tale: a man who made his name opining on the lost innocence of high school, the horror of childhood abuse and the redeeming love of a good family had destroyed his career because of a tawdry encounter in a downtown hotel with a 17-year-old high-school student.
It was hard not to warm to a band who called their best of So Much For The Ten Year Plan and promoted it by telling stories of their label opining that they were too ugly to ever break through.
Journos also don’t want to be relegated to the role of being fact-collectors for the blogosphere, because the opining is way more fun.
Nor do you SEE anyone to the left of the people you name opining on it.
And I recall opining last spring that whether or not Obama restores the Constitution is the real test.
“The only policies that I can recall opining on here have been archiving of data and methods.”
The only policies that I can recall opining on here have been archiving of data and methods; bringing the proxies up-to-date; "full, true and plain disclosure" in climate science articles and prospectuses; and due diligence by IPCC.
The only policies that I can recall opining on here have been archiving of data and methods; bringing the proxies up-to-date; “full, true and plain disclosure” in climate science articles and prospectuses; and due diligence by IPCC.
Yet I will also admit that usually I skip over Miller's "opining," not because I think it will make me angry or exasperated but because it's bland; these columns tend to be meandering and expository rather than critically engaging, the literary equivalent of noodling.