Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to present to; to submit for consideration.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In these positions I feel well fortified by the facts I have gathered; and these facts, with a careful account of the manner in which our Common School system has been managed, I hope to be able to lay before our next Assembly.

    First Annual Report of the General Superintendent of Common Schools

  • Resolved, that the committee of roads and internal navigation be requested to lay before this house such proof, if any, of the ability of the firm of Bellot des Minières, Brothers & Company to execute their contract, made in August last, for the purchase and completion of the James river and Kanawha canal.

    Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, for the Extra Session, 1861.

  • I proceed to lay before the reader a procès-verbal of the sundry pleadings already in court as concisely as is compatible with intelligibility, furnishing him with references to original authorities and warning him that a fully-detailed account would fill a volume.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Resolved, that the committee of roads and internal navigation be requested to lay before this house such proof, if any, of the ability of the firm of Bellot des Minières, Bros.

    Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, for the Extra Session, 1861.

  • I beg leave to lay before the General Assembly copies of the correspondence between Mr.A. Fullarton, Her Brittanic Majesty's acting Consul, at Savannah, and myself upon the question of the liability of British subjects to do military service in defense of their domicils.

    Journal of the Senate of the State of Georgia, at the Annual Session of the General Assembly, Begun and Held in Milledgeville, the Seat of Government, in 1863.

  • "Well, before we get into too many celebration plans, I've got a protest to lay before the Council, " Barda announced.

    Elephant in the City

  • Ca: in obedience to a joint Resolution of that Honble body, at their last Session; a Commissioner, in common, with two other gentlemen, to digest a plan of Popular Education, and being unable to communicate with those Gentn on the subject -- I have deemed it my duty, through you, to lay before your Hon: body the Plan of Education herewith submitted -- Accept, Sir, of my Respects

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. I

  • You would not suffer me to abandon the hope of recovering my sight; and informed me you had an intimate friend at Paris, Dr. Thevenot, who was particularly celebrated in disorders of the eyes, whom you would consult about mine, if I would enable you to lay before him the causes and the symptoms of the complaint.

    Selected English Letters

  • I told M. de Montaigu he ought to permit me to lay before the senate a memoir on the subject.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • I will endeavour in this narrative, which reproduces the original document in its necessarily somewhat fragmentary form, to lay before the reader the whole of the facts up to date, prefacing my statement by saying that, if there be any who doubt the narrative of Joyce-Armstrong, there can be no question at all as to the facts concerning Lieutenant Myrtle, R.N., and Mr. Hay Connor, who undoubtedly met their end in the manner described.

    The Horror of the Heights

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