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Origin of -asis
Example sentences from the Web for -asis
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More low hanging fruit: the $37 Russ-as-Che-Guevara t-shirts available on his website.
At least for now, Modern Family is taking the less-is-more approach, and resisting turning it into The Lily Show.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)|Jason Lynch|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM,” this one read, translating to, “Peace be unto you.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Simmons has perfected what you might call the exposé-as-apologia.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They got all kinds of tony things–tomatoes and cucumbers and as-paragrass, and them little toadstool things.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
The "Pay-as-You-Go" system has reflected favorably on the state's financial reputation.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
She was very angry with Crozier, for it was absurd, that look of deprecating homage, that "Hush-she-is-coming" in his eyes.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He was crotchetty and impracticable, a man of rash judgment and hasty action-as brave and as tenacious as a bulldog.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for -asis
suffix forming nouns
Idioms and Phrases with -asis
Just the way it is, with no changes. For example, We saved a few dollars by buying the floor sample on an as is basis. This expression is used of goods to be sold that may be slightly worn, damaged, or otherwise less than perfect.