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quale

[kwah-lee, -ley, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ-/
noun, plural qualia
[kwah-lee-uh, kwey-] /ˈkwɑ li ə, ˈkweɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Philosophy.
1.
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
2.
a sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.
Origin of quale
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort
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  • But the case stands otherwise when the quale is taken as a datum for inference.

  • It was Mrs. quale who piloted her through the room of the Shucks.

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  • Mrs. quale was dressed and in the sick chamber with all speed.

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  • Mrs. quale turned her eyes from one to the other of them in puzzled doubt.

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  • Of all the visitors, the most effectual assistant was Mrs. quale.

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  • Daffodil's Delight said that quale's earnings could not be less than 150l.

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  • In the kitchen behind, 'washing up' after dinner, was his helpmate, Mrs. quale.

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  • Mrs. quale might well wonder how all the lot could be stuffed into the pleasure-van.

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  • This afternoon all was quiet; quale told me the men were holding a meeting.'

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  • Not so Mrs. quale; she exercised her tongue upon them whenever she got the chance.

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British Dictionary definitions for quale

quale

/ˈkwɑːlɪ; ˈkweɪ-/
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
1.
(philosophy) an essential property or quality
Word Origin
C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind
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Word Origin and History for quale
n.

"death, destruction," Old English cwalu, cognate with Old Norse kval "torment, torture," from a variant of the root of quell.

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