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Choate

[choht] /tʃoʊt/
noun
1.
Joseph Hodges, 1832–1917, U.S. lawyer and diplomat.
2.
Rufus, 1799–1859, U.S. lawyer, orator, and statesman.
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  • Choate had a tremendous idea of the obligations of what he called love.

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  • He was seeing Choate in the new Addington as Choate presented it.

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  • Then it seemed to her that Choate did a thing unsurpassed in splendour.

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  • Then it was that Choate made the speech that clinched his hold upon her heart.

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  • Choate's sane sense told him that no man could fail to wish it.

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  • But Jeff did not know yet how well Choate knew Weedon in the ways of men.

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Word Origin and History for Choate

choate

adj.

"finished, complete," mistaken back-formation from inchoate (q.v.) as though that word contained in- "not." First attested 1878 in letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes lamenting barbarisms in legal case writing (he said he found choate in a California report).

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