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That doesn't mean that every individual is a bit of both, or either, ad lib.

One day, however, De Beers astonished the Colonel by offering to manufacture shells, ad lib.

It consisted of a monologue delivered by the poisonous young woman to the macaw, occasionally varied by ad lib.

The general belief, in consequence, was that I had committed 'nameless' crimes in all directions, ad lib.

"I needed a job awful bad," I answered sullenly, knowing it sounded like an ad lib.

He sang the foregoing twice over and then added a chorus, plainly improvised, made up of "Di doos" and "Di dums" ad lib.

WORD ORIGIN

1811, shortened from Latin ad libitum "at one's pleasure, as much as one likes" (c.1600), from libere "to please" (see libido). First recorded as one word 1919 (v.), 1925 (n.).

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