- a simple past tense of eat.
- electrical transcription.
- a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): islet; tablet; midget; plummet.
Origin of -et
Middle English < Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)
- Eastern time.
- extraterrestrial(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for et
Ebb and flow, checks and balances, the center would hold, et cetera.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
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To an audience destabilized by seismic changes in the culture, he brings the assurance (and the threat) that Obama et al.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
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December 20, 2014
Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts, et al., for opening the floodgates of political campaign donations.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam
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November 27, 2014
I was a dorky Indo-English kid with a South Asian afro, and he was the all-American type, on the baseball team, et cetera.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi
November 16, 2014
Morbi dignissim, sem nec finibus luctus, turpis lacus ornare risus, et vulputate nibh est vel lacus.Test Article
October 31, 2014
"Et omnibus habitantibus in ea," replied the priest in a lower tone.The Dream
When they et a meal, we et ourn, and it made it ever so much home-liker to have their company.Tom Sawyer Abroad
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Now, where there is an et cetera in an agreement, there is always an opening for dispute.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
And it's proud I am that they et the goose and found it good.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Bob there, 'e was born in London—an' a praaper time I 'ad of et.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
- Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
- Egypt (international car registration)
- small or lesserislet; baronet
from Old French -et, -ete
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