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WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

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Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of dial

1400–50; late Middle English: instrument for telling time by the sun's shadow, presumably <Medieval Latin diālis daily (Latin di(ēs) day + -ālis-al1)

OTHER WORDS FROM dial

un·di·aled, adjectiveun·di·alled, adjective

Definition for dial (2 of 2)

dial.

dialect.
dialectal.
dialectic.
dialectical.
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British Dictionary definitions for dial (1 of 2)

dial
/ (ˈdaɪəl, daɪl) /

noun

verb dials, dialling or dialled or US dials, dialing or dialed

to establish or try to establish a telephone connection with (a subscriber or his number) by operating the dial on a telephone
(tr) to indicate, measure, or operate with a dial

Derived forms of dial

dialler, noun

Word Origin for dial

C14: from Medieval Latin diālis daily, from Latin diēs day

British Dictionary definitions for dial (2 of 2)

dial.

abbreviation for

dialect(al)
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