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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from start, v.
  • (Steam Eng.) a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine.
  • [Obs.] a loophole; evasion.
  • the point from which motion begins, or from which anything starts.
  • a post, stake, barrier, or place from which competitors in a race start, or begin the race.

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  • verb Present participle of start.

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  • adjective (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear
  • adjective appropriate to the beginning or start of an event
  • noun a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

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Examples

  • Catholic college yanks courses by gay priest Share Chestnut Hill College, a Roman Catholic institution in Philadelphia, last week told a gay priest who had been a popular adjunct there for several semesters that he was no longer welcome to teach the two religion courses he had been offered for the term starting this week.

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  • He stood facing the bed, the arrogance in his expression starting to melt around the edges.

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  • I've waited for decades (as have others) to see the continuation of manned space exploration .... but it's not really about continuing anymore, it's about just plain starting from the beginning, from zero, just like apollo did in the early 60s.

    Changing Course - AGAIN? - NASA Watch

  • Hopes are running high that the current administration will execute an economic plan similar to Mr. Thaksin's policies during the first two years of his term starting in 2001, when there were massive increases in government spending to improve the country's infrastructure.

    Asia Votes for Change

  • "This being the case," she said, "I urge you to recommend that these drugs have an appropriate black box warning placed on the label starting immediately."

    Legal ADHD Speed - Becoming Drug Of Choice For Americans

  • I learned tonight that Mayor-Elect Mark Mallory choose not to give me a chairmanship position on ANY City Council Committee for the term starting tomorrow.

    Mallory Selects Tarbell

  • Spock slowly clasped his hands and stood still for a moment, the expression starting to go in-turned; but his eyes were dark with concern, with final warning.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • Spock slowly clasped his hands and stood still for a moment, the expression starting to go in-turned; but his eyes were dark with concern, with final warning.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • Spock slowly clasped his hands and stood still for a moment, the expression starting to go in-turned; but his eyes were dark with concern, with final warning.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • This series of blogs will have the title starting with Bing Map Geocode: whatever I am talking about that day.

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  • In rare/antique book biz, the term used to describe a book in which the hinges or joints have begun showing signs of loosening from wear or defective binding.

    February 22, 2007

  • In Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels, "starting" means punitive striking. Usage:

    "'Swearing is forbidden, for example, and yet we daily hear warm, intemperate language, even blasphemous and obscene; so is the sudden spontaneous beating of men who are thought to move too slowly, or starting, as we call it. But you may see a certain amount of it even in this ship, which is more humane than most...'"

    (The Ionian Mission, 74)

    February 13, 2008