Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A prefix of Latin origin, ultimately a form of pro-. It occurs in portend, portent, etc.

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Examples

  • Es decir, ningún miembro de la Corte Suprema de Justicia estuvo por encima del Juzgado de Letras de lo Contencioso Administrativo para ver que una decisión innecesaria por insuficiencia de procedimiento, nunca fue publicada legalmente, no podía extenderse a otra que si había cumplido con los requisitos procedimentales y además preguntarse ¿por qué el Juzgado de Letras de lo Contencioso Administrativo estaba discutiendo documentos que no habían cumplido procedimiento legal para ser considerados legalmente?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » CRS on the Honduras “Coup”:

  • Hay violencia causa y violencia efecto, solo hay que identificarlas, los palestinos lo unico que hacen es defender la tierra en la que siempre han vivio, por otro lado solo basta ver los antecedentes judios, ¿por que nadie los quiere?,

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • “Uh, not really,” I said, focusing on a worksheet about usage of the word por versus the word para, just in case Señora Alvarez showed up, just in case she remembered that she had assigned us homework.

    mostly good girls

  • “Uh, not really,” I said, focusing on a worksheet about usage of the word por versus the word para, just in case Señora Alvarez showed up, just in case she remembered that she had assigned us homework.

    mostly good girls

  • “Uh, not really,” I said, focusing on a worksheet about usage of the word por versus the word para, just in case Señora Alvarez showed up, just in case she remembered that she had assigned us homework.

    mostly good girls

  • Es momento de aplaudir a Joaquín Baldwin por su premiación en Cannes por dar una espectacular animación a un muñeco con piel de arpillera

    Global Voices in English » Paraguay: Animated Film “Sebastian’s Voodoo” Wins at Cannes

  • Even in religious paint­ings such as the Visitation, where depictions of pregnant women is required, the bod­ies of the Virgin and Saint Elizabeth were usually completely hidden by draperies De Winkel further argues that to my knowledge there are no examples of or pregnant women in Dutch por­t­raiture, an interesting fact considering that many women were paint­ed in their first year of marriage, a time when they could have been with child.

    Were Some of Vermeer's Models Pregnant?

  • Even in religious paint­ings such as the Visitation, where depictions of pregnant women is required, the bod­ies of the Virgin and Saint Elizabeth were usually completely hidden by draperies De Winkel further argues that to my knowledge there are no examples of or pregnant women in Dutch por­t­raiture, an interesting fact considering that many women were paint­ed in their first year of marriage, a time when they could have been with child.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • However, I used the word “yet” in Spanish: por ahora, that brings special memories to Venezuelans...

    01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005

  • However, I used the word “yet” in Spanish: por ahora, that brings special memories to Venezuelans...

    Venezuela Separation of Powers is Dead. Is this the end of democracy?

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  • By; through; because of. Not to be confused with para.

    December 2, 2007

  • Not to be confused, unless you're me. These two words are my Spanish achilles' heel.

    December 2, 2007

  • There's a reason I made that notation - so I don't screw it up myself.

    December 2, 2007

  • "Not to be confused with para.'

    Indeed. The por/para distinction could be considered the pons asinorum of Spanish for foreigners.

    'By; through; because of.'

    If only the distinction were this simple. Alas, it is not.

    December 2, 2007

  • Well, it's more of a "done and over with" versus "ongoing." The journey versus the destination.

    (At least, that's the best I can manage when I'm not actively using the language anymore.)

    December 3, 2007