- ad absurdum,
- ad arbitrium,
- ad astra per aspera,
- ad captandum vulgus,
- ad damnum
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Examples from the Web for ad
A lot of the culture around movies in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is about deconstructing them ad nauseam.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Congress keeps funding it ad hoc—but when the GOP takes over the Senate next year, who knows.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All those bloodthirsty tweets and arcane exhortations and now we find out you were an advertising executive—an ad exec!
The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.
I made experimental commercials in the experimental division of a production house, Film X, that made commercials for ad agencies.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ad corinthios Mulier uelet caput suum Wummon sei e apostle schal wreon hire heaued.
Then 'e added slow as if 'e was not sure 'e 'ad the right to tell—'I'm on to their game.Trusia|Davis Brinton
There was no flies on my conversion, I can tell you; I 'ad real live scruples; I'd been thinkin' too much.General Bramble|Andr Maurois
I wus a bit rattled at th' time, but I shouldn't 'a bin 'ere if I 'ad broke me leaf.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
Only there 'int no Jaimes no more, and no drawfts to be 'ad.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
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Word Origin for AD
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suffix forming nouns
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suffix forming adverbs
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1841, shortened form of advertisement. Long resisted by those in the trade, and denounced 1918 by the president of a national advertising association as "the language of bootblacks, ... beneath the dignity of men of the advertising profession."
1570s, from Latin Anno Domini "Year of the Lord." First put forth by Dionysius Exiguus in 527 or 533 C.E., but at first used only for Church business. Introduced in Italy in 7c., France (partially) in 8c. In England, first found in a charter of 680 C.E. Ordained for all ecclesiastical documents in England by the Council of Chelsea, July 27, 816.
The resistance to it in part might have come because Dionysius chose 754 A.U.C. as the birth year of Jesus, while many early Christians would have thought it was 750 A.U.C. [See John J. Bond, "Handy-Book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates With the Christian Era," 4th ed., London: George Bell & Sons, 1889] A.C., for Anno Christi, also was common 17c.
word-forming element expressing direction toward or in addition to, from Latin ad "to, toward" in space or time; "with regard to, in relation to," as a prefix, sometimes merely emphatic, from PIE *ad- "to, near, at" (cognate with Old English æt; see at). Simplified to a- before sc-, sp- and st-; modified to ac- before many consonants and then re-spelled af-, ag-, al-, etc., in conformity with the following consonant (e.g. affection, aggression). In Old French, reduced to a- in all cases (an evolution already underway in Merovingian Latin), but written forms were refashioned after Latin in 14c. in French and 15c. in English words picked up from Old French. In many cases pronunciation followed the shift.
word-forming element denoting collective numerals (cf. Olympiad), plant families, and names of poems, from Greek -as (genitive -ados), a suffix forming fem. nouns; also used in fem. patronymics (Dryad, Naiad, also, in plural, Pleiades, Hyades).
An abbreviation used with a date, indicating how many years have passed since the birth of Jesus. The abbreviation may appear before the date (a.d. 1988), or it may appear after the date (1988 a.d.). It stands for anno Domini, a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of our Lord.” (Compare b.c.)