verb (used with object), sicced or sicked [sikt] /sɪkt/, sic·cing or sick·ing.
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adjective Chiefly Scot.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sicsic sick
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adverb International Law.
Origin of rebus sic stantibus
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Example sentences from the Web for sic
“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”
They mention that a former cia agent and someone who used to work for Hilary [sic] Clinton looked at the script.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Pascal responds (in all caps) with, “BUT WE DIDNT WIN A D [sic] YOU KNOW HIM.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Blast David O. Russell For Allegedly ‘Feeling Up’ Transgender Niece|William Boot|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Bare [sic] with me on vlogmas,” she told her fans in a Tweet.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I culd na hae thocht there had been sic a woman i' this warl'.'Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
Propheta, sic propitiatus, herbulam quampiam ter ob os corporis, et aliam pectori ejus imponit.
Bell (sic) and the Dragon's chaplains were More moderate than those by far.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study|William Heaford Daubney
All gie ye a cry on Monday—sic an auld fule—but theres no ane o them tae mind anither in the hale pairish.The Doctor's Red Lamp|Various
I did na think, said the Reverend Doctor aside to us, that the creature had sic a knowledge o the vows.The Entail|John Galt
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verb sics, sicking or sicked (tr)
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Cultural definitions for sic (1 of 2)
A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
Cultural definitions for sic (2 of 2)
Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.
Idioms and Phrases with sic
Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.