Examples from the Web for pete
Contemporary Examples of pete
Some, like Pete, who McKell has become quite close with, have migrated to and from other types of nomadic communities.
Pete stuck his thumb out at the age of 17 and hitch hiked out of Birmingham, England.
She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.Join Caitlin Moran’s Riotous Feminist Revolution
September 29, 2014
Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun
September 20, 2014
In Nebraska, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is within striking distance of Republican Pete Ricketts.Return of the Blue State Republican Governor?
September 10, 2014
Historical Examples of pete
"Pete Gansevoort dragged you off on his back," my kinsman concluded.In the Valley
His momentary consternation afforded Pete the opening he needed.
Pete's voice in moments of excitement carries like a cannonade.
Wal, Pete Willin' was tellin' me you'd just took up this note of Graham's?
But Pete was still holding him fast, partially, beyond doubt, for support.
- any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
- (in combination)rosebush; rosetree
- a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
- (as adjective)rose paint
- a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
- a gem so cut
Word Origin for rose
Word Origin for rosé
familiar form of masc. proper name Peter. For Pete's sake is attested from 1903 in a list of children's expressions published in Massachusetts, probably a euphemistic use of the disciple's name in place of Christ; as an exclamation or quasi-oath, Peter! was in use 14c., but this likely is not connected to the modern use.
Old English rose, from Latin rosa (source of Italian and Spanish rosa, French rose; also source of Dutch roos, German Rose, Swedish ros, Polish rozha, Russian roza, Lithuanian rozhe, Hungarian rózsa, Irish ros, Welsh rhosyn, etc.), probably via Italian and Greek dialects from Greek rhodon "rose" (Aeolic wrodon), ultimately from Persian *vrda-.
But cf. Tucker: "The rose was a special growth of Macedonia & the Thracian region as well as of Persia, & the Lat. & Gk. names prob. came from a Thraco-Phrygian source." Aramaic warda is from Old Persian; the modern Persian cognate, via the usual sound changes, is gul, source of Turkish gül "rose." Klein proposes a PIE *wrdho- "thorn, bramble."
The form of the English word was influenced by the French. Used as a color name since 1520s. In English civil wars of 15c., the white rose was the badge of the House of York, the red of its rival Lancaster. In the figurative sense, bed of roses is from 1590s. To come up roses is attested from 1969; the image, though not the wording, from 1855. To come out smelling like a rose is from 1968. Rose of Sharon (Song of Sol. ii:1) is attested from 1610s and named for the fertile strip of coastal Palestine. The flower has not been identified; used in U.S. since 1847 of the Syrian hibiscus.
light red wine, 1897, from French vin rosé, literally "pink wine."
masc. proper name, from Old High German Kuonrat, literally "bold in counsel," from kuon "bold" + rat "counsel" (see read (v.)).
Also, Peter. See for one's (Pete's) sake; honest to god (Pete); rob Peter to pay Paul.
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.