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Contemporary Examples of ats
By now, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the phone conversations between the fidayeen and their handlers.When India Failed in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
November 2, 2013
Historical Examples of ats
Then who is it in the fancy dress, with slouch 'ats an' feathers on?
Why, ats radaklous—only nine hundred and seventy-five dollars!Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
People didn't ought to be allowed in the Pit with sech 'ats!Voces Populi
About twenty-three years, I b'leeves; 'ats what my mother says.The Burial of the Guns
Thomas Nelson Page
Perhaps the term Tugawanon is only a local name for a branch of the Ats tribe.The Manbos of Mindano
John M. Garvan
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Word Origin for at
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Word Origin for at
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Old English æt, from Proto-Germanic *at (cf. Old Norse, Gothic at, Old Frisian et, Old High German az), from PIE *ad- "to, near, at" (cf. Latin ad "to, toward" Sanskrit adhi "near;" see ad-).
Lost in German and Dutch, which use their equivalent of to; in Scandinavian, however, to has been lost and at fills its place. In choosing between at church, in church, etc. at is properly distinguished from in or on by involving some practical connection; a worshipper is at church; a tourist is in the church.
The colloquial use of at after where ("where it's at") is attested from 1859. At last is recorded from late 13c.; adverbial phrase at least was in use by 1775. At in Middle English was used freely with prepositions (e.g. at after, which is in Shakespeare), but this has faded with the exception of at about, which was used in modern times by Trollope, Virginia Woolfe, D.H. Lawrence, and Evelyn Waugh, but nonetheless is regarded as a sign of incompetent writing by my copy editor bosses.