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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPLICATION

How so, I asked him, when that cannot wound without the application?

But this application has not met with the attention of one single soul.

Most persons hasten to deny this truth in its application to themselves.

I am sure of Sir James at any time, and could make him renew his application by a line.

But she guessed very well what inference was drawn from her application.

At length his application and his energy were crowned with success.

The voyage was undertaken in compliance with an application from the Royal Society.

"We will take bail," said the magistrates, before the application was made.

But we must now regard the application of blank verse to the use of the drama.

Application and perseverance, and the diligent improvement of opportunities, will do the rest.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "the bringing of something to bear on something else," from Old French aplicacion (14c.), from Latin applicationem (nominative applicatio) "a joining to, an attaching oneself to," noun of action from past participle stem of applicare (see apply). Meaning "sincere hard effort" is from c.1600. Meaning "a formal request to be hired for a job or paid position" is by 1851.

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