Friends of mine this week were cancelling trips to the U.S. from Beijing, worried about “unsafe” American airports.
So, although we will be cancelling the party on December 1st at Nobu 57, you are very much in our hearts….
Eating out less, cancelling cable, running the old car a while longer.
The result of the difficulty, however, was the cancelling of Mr. Reade's appointment by the home government.
Phil manfully works for a year, cancelling his father's debt, and then escapes.
If she does not go readily, you can make it clearer to her mind by throwing the cancelling stamp at her.
But in the judgment of literature the process of "cancelling" does not exist.
By cancelling the national debt, one man's income might be raised from 1000l.
I went to my office to get my letters, and every blessed one was cancelling an order.
I would not tell you in health what I tell you in convalescence, nor urge you to compose what I dissuade you from cancelling.
late 14c., "cross out with lines," from Anglo-French canceler, from Latin cancellare "to make resemble a lattice," which in Late Latin took on a sense "cross out something written" by marking it with crossed lines, from cancelli, plural of cancellus "lattice, grating," diminutive of cancer "crossed bars, lattice," a variant of carcer "prison" (see incarceration). Figurative use, "to nullify an obligation" is from mid-15c. Related: Canceled (also cancelled); cancelling.