After a horrific massacre such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut, the word “senseless” gets a lively airing.
A dispute ensued the following morning when one of the agents tried to pay off an escort with just $30.
According to police, a witness saw two people leaving the car, indicating there may be more than one suspect in the case.
Obamacare is not just a dumb law but a deeply offensive one (on this at least, the American people have my back).
The pro-Palestinian group held up one ugly poster: Israelis Sterilize Blacks.
Such an Act is not a legislative phenomenon but a psychopathic one.
For one breath there was an appalling silence on the mountainside.
I hold that a man has more to fear there from the ink-pot of the one than from the iron of the other.
Jane gave Pen a kitchen apron and tied one on herself while she nodded.
There are very many things which I cannot do, but there are also one or two which I have the trick of.
c.1200, from Old English an (adjective, pronoun, noun) "one," from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (cf. Old Norse einn, Danish een, Old Frisian an, Dutch een, German ein, Gothic ains), from PIE *oi-no- "one, unique" (cf. Greek oinos "ace (on dice);" Latin unus "one;" Old Persian aivam; Old Church Slavonic -inu, ino-; Lithuanian vienas; Old Irish oin; Breton un "one").
Originally pronounced as it still is in only, and in dialectal good 'un, young 'un, etc.; the now-standard pronunciation "wun" began c.14c. in southwest and west England (Tyndale, a Gloucester man, spells it won in his Bible translation), and it began to be general 18c. Use as indefinite pronoun influenced by unrelated French on and Latin homo.
One and only "sweetheart" is from 1906. One of those things "unpredictable occurrence" is from 1934. Slang one-arm bandit "a type of slot machine" is recorded by 1938. One-night stand is 1880 in performance sense; 1963 in sexual sense. One of the boys "ordinary amiable fellow" is from 1893. One-track mind is from 1927. Drinking expression one for the road is from 1950 (as a song title).
A ketone: acetone.
A compound that contains oxygen, especially in a carbonyl radical: lactone.
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds containing an oxygen atom attached to a carbon atom, such as acetone.