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  • adj. quiet

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Examples

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  • In all of their stories, they quate Rita Katz of SITE so often.

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  • Benefit funding for boomers is inade quate, and Greenspan is clearly not opti mistic that a dysfunctional, populist politi cal system will address this issue.

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  • I think I have his quate from his book Against All Enemies correct:

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  • The diary of the 747th Tank Battalion indicates that the unit conducted tactical problems with the 29th Infantry Divi - sion, but Homer Wilkes judged this preparation to be inade - quate.

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  • Mboweni said international best practice suggests that the ratio of total provisions to total gross overdues of 40% was ade - quate.

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  • He claimed to be a financial adviser, produced ade quate credentials, and gave them a few bits of advice which were perfectly sound. '

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  • It was the rare army, however, that made ade-quate provision for the care of the wounded.

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  • This agreement allows for the expanding of air services over a period of 5 years and will greatly enhance the current inade - quate level of services between the two countries.

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  • I've a belt-mounted en-ergy weapon and a couple of older-model but quite ade-quate projectile launchers.

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  • OSPD4 lists it as meaning "quiet", of which OED2 lists it as being 18th century variant.

    "And maybe aifter the sairman, Hugh and yourself—though it wunna be easy for him wi' the lame leg—may hev a reel with the dancing scholars." "Be quate, be quate," exclaimed Angus Matheson, an old, sombre, sour-looking native, of some sixty years of age; " don't be putting sairmans and dancing together that way."
    --Colin Macdonald, 1881, Chronicles of Stratheden, p. 166

    March 21, 2010

  • This word is in SOWPODS, but not in any other reliable references that I can find.

    March 21, 2010