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Examples from the Web for sui
“It is well established that a fetus is not a ‘person’; rather it is a sui generis organism,” the ruling stated.
Obama is something of a sui generis figure, yes, but I have my doubts.
Cosell was not only sui generis, he also faded quickly from public consciousness once he was pushed off the air.The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell|Robert Lipsyte|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Journalists have a soft spot for him, even avowedly liberal ones like me, because if nothing else he is sui generis.
Instead, she went to a gas station, where by chance, Sui Mak's husband, Bing, spotted her.
Illic olor, sui funeris praeco, mellitae citherizationis organo vitae prophetabat apocopam.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Sui generis, to be himself he must stand alone, and alone he stood during the remainder of his life.My Friends at Brook Farm|John Van Der Zee Sears
Knowledge is sui generis and therefore a 'theory' of it is impossible.Kant's Theory of Knowledge|Harold Arthur Prichard
All is momentary, all is pain, all is sui generis, all is unreal.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha|Madhava Acharya
Hæc sunt enim fundamenta firmissima nostræ libertatis, sui quemque juris et retinendi et dimittendi esse dominum.The Life of Daniel De Foe|George Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for sui
Word Origin for sui generis
Word Origin and History for sui
1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).
Culture definitions for sui
A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”