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adverb 
  1. In the capacity of.
    • 2003: It was poet that Byron resurrected the exploded and discarded immortal Christian soul by bodying it forth through the notion of soul conceived as poetic imagination. " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 458)
     
quid pro quo Tweet Definition of quid pro quo Like Definition of quid pro quo on Facebook
noun 
  1. this for that; giving something to receive something else
  2. an equal exchange
We had no money so we had to live by .
  1. something equivalent
  2. something in return
     
qui vive Tweet Definition of qui vive Like Definition of qui vive on Facebook
noun 
  1. a state of heightened vigilance, especially prior to battle
    • "QUI vive!" The sentry's musket rings,
      The channelled bayonet gleams;
      High o'er him, like a raven's wings
      The broad tri-colored banner flings
      "QUI vive!" The sentry's musket rings,. The channelled bayonet
      gleams; ... "Qui vive!" How oft the midnight air. That startling cry has borne! ...Oliver Wendal Holmes. http://www.bartleby.com/102/104.html - 23k
    • 1917 Qui vive? Who passes by up there?
      Who moves -- what stirs in the startled air?
      What whispers, thrills, exults up there?
      Qui vive?
      "The Flags of France." Grace Ellery Channing
    • Were a tail black man to do the same, there is not one of us who would not immediately be on the . My sadness about the American estrangement just mentioned doesn't make me act any differently at such a moment, http://www.geocities.com/~bblair/france_twp.htm
     
quondam Tweet Definition of quondam Like Definition of quondam on Facebook
adjective 
  1. former; once; at one time
My girlfriend is now my permanent headache ... that is to say, wife.
     

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