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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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?,


  • “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?

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

    01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005

  • Dos hechos importantes hicieron caer sobre l todo el peso de la ignorancia: Su negativa the enviar cualquier artculo the la comunidad acadmica haciendo que sta se opusiera the todos sus inventos por magnficos que fueran; y su constante preocupacin por obtener una energa libre, gratuita para todo el mundo, algo que lgicamente los amos y seores del poder econmico no estaban dispuestos the permitir en un mundo ya canalizado para ser explotado slo por ellos.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Obama defended his record on immigration, reports Carrie Budoff Brown: Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, the influential host of Univision’s “Piolin por la Manana,” questioned how the president could even ask for the Latino vote, saying the community believes 'you haven’t worked that hard' to pass a bill.

    Wonkbook: Election tops $2 billion; divided gov. does not mean deficit reduction; market believes in inflation

  • But my inner Spanglish sounding board, instantly plays this back in English, por desgracia, as "Harry Hemorrhoid," and rules out the option as improper for an anti-heroe who wants to be taken seriously.

    Bill Santiago: Porque Because: Harry the Dirty

  • And the phrase por ahora provided a rare cause for optimism.

    The Talented Mr. Chávez


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  • 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

  • "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

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

    December 2, 2007

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

    December 2, 2007

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

    December 2, 2007