ask; inquire (an imperative used to introduce or suggest a question).
Quaere is the command form of the Latin verb quaerere, “to seek, ask,” and therefore demands of someone that they ask a question. In case you wish to demand of multiple people that ask questions, the second-person plural (“you all”) of quaere is quaerite. Quaere is also the source of the English noun query. Quaere was first recorded in English circa 1530.
EXAMPLE OF QUAERE USED IN A SENTENCE
If you are confused about how to use apostrophes, quaere whether you have it right!
any of various insects that sting or bite, especially a large American mosquito.
To find out, watch this video about gallinipper from science communicator, Alex Dainis, PhD.
Gallinipper is a term with an obscure history. The word previously appeared variously as gal-knipper and gurnipper, and the second half of gallinipper looks as it does because of the influence of nipper, “a thing that bites.” Gallinipper was first recorded in English around 1680.
EXAMPLE OF GALLINIPPER USED IN A SENTENCE
A few spritzes of bug spray repelled the swarm of gallinippers that was pursuing the sweaty hikers.
a party, gathering, or the like, at which dancing, singing, and storytelling are the usual forms of entertainment.
Ceilidh is an adaptation of either Irish Gaelic céilidhe or Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, both from Old Irish céile or céle, meaning “companion.” From here, the deeper origins of ceilidh become murky. One proposal is that ceilidh is distantly related to Latin cīvis, “citizen,” the source of city and civilization. Ceilidh was first recorded in English in the early 1870s.
EXAMPLE OF CEILIDH USED IN A SENTENCE
The ceilidh, overflowing with dancing and music, went from dusk till dawn in the small countryside village.
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