At approximately, as in We'll start at about nine. This phrase, most often used with respect to time (as at about four o'clock), is sometimes criticized for being redundant. Although one of the two words sometimes can be omitted without changing the meaning—for example, About four o'clock is when most guests will arrive—in other instances both are needed, as in This stock is now selling at about its original offering price. [Early 1800s]
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If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.
The at-home genetics testing company 23andme, established in 2006, helps people learn more about their “DNA relatives.”
This at-home blood test kit gives a full reading of antioxidant, fatty acid, or vitamin panels.
At-home caretakers are eligible for Medicaid waivers, which allow benefits regardless of income.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
And the Seneschal, moved by that confident promise of evil, threw himself before the men-at-arms.
On the first day, a thousand English archers, supported by men-at-arms, attempted to draw the Scots.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison