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etcetera

[et-set-er-uh, ‐se-truh] /ɛtˈsɛt ər ə, ‐ˈsɛ trə/
noun, plural etceteras.
1.
a number of other things or persons unspecified.
2.
etceteras, extras or sundries.
Origin of etcetera
1375-1425
First recorded in 1375-1425; noun use of et cetera
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  • His home most likely was not what she had been used to but, etcetera, etcetera.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • We are in want of water, and anything in the way of vegetables, etcetera, that we can get.

    The Tapu Of Banderah Louis Becke
  • “Why, he had a red coat and white belt,” etcetera, etcetera.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • He wanted to hear a French sermon; he wanted to be quiet, away from the world, etcetera.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • “Godfrey Ablewhite, sometime vicar of this parish,” etcetera.

    The Hawthorns Amy Walton
  • We have nothing to give: we did not throw the god out, etcetera, etcetera.

    Old Daniel Thomas Hodson
  • The pulleys by which sails, etcetera, are hoisted, are named blocks.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • There are clipper sloops, clipper yachts, clipper ships, etcetera.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • There he had been questioned closely as to where he came from, etcetera.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • She could repair the boots, etcetera, and do what little cooking might be required.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne

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