from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to be a candidate for, as an office.


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  • The most unpopular man in town, Miser Dosher, came down with pneumonia in December, and every one went around saying how sad it was that there was no hope, and watching for Binder to start for the house.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • Phineas did not throw himself into the river from the Duke's garden; and was ready, in spite of Violet Effingham, to start for Ireland with Mr. Monk at the end of the first week in August.

    Phineas Finn

  • As for where to invest, index mutual funds are a great place to start for anyone.20 Index mutual funds protect both the below-average and above-average investor from him-or herself.

    The Time Paradox

  • A short time before that specified for my return, a woman, whose husband was an associate of Mr. Lewis, came to my house, and urged my wife “to leave word at the village of London, to have Mr. Steward detained there, should he arrive toward evening, and by no means allow him to start for the colony after dark.”

    Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman

  • However, I found Messrs. Zola and Desmoulin ready to start for an inspection of such furnished houses as might seem suitable for their accommodation; and nothing urged either by Wareham or by myself could turn them from their purpose.

    With Zola in England

  • He turned his back to start for the hatch that led belowdeck, prickles running across his shoulders.

    The Dragon Reborn

  • It would mean at least six hours delay before the truck could arrive at Midhust ready to start for the top end.

    A Town Like Alice

  • Monsieur Hostein was quite gained over by the prospect of something so novel; and Balzac, paying him a second call, some few days later, pledged himself to start for Kiew and Moscow very shortly, and, from there, to go to Wierzchownia and finish his drama.


  • Soon after sunrise, Lee came up and gave Magruder his orders to start for the Darbytown Road.


  • Ashby's cavalry, with Chew's battery and the fine Parrott-gun section of the Rockbridge Artillery, was to start for Middletown, supported by Taylor's fast-moving brigade.



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