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He was the only President to use the choice offered by the Constitution.

But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.

It asserts that we have the right to choice of our own work and to the reward of our own toil.

He had led Andrew to the corral and told him to make his choice.

We began the 19th century with a choice, to spread our nation from coast to coast.

A choice had been put before her in deadly earnest; she had refused to make one.

Let us see if there be any sense, whether sufficient reason or not in their choice.

But that choice is not thrust upon us by the nature of things.

Between him and her as the victim of the law, there could be no hesitation for choice.

Then she had choice wine, Burgundy and Bordeaux, besides liqueurs, in the cellar.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "that which is choice," from choice (adj.) blended with earlier chois (n.) "action of selecting" (c.1300); "power of choosing" (early 14c.), "someone or something chosen" (late 14c.), from Old French chois "one's choice; fact of having a choice" (12c., Modern French choix), from verb choisir "to choose, distinguish, discern; recognize, perceive, see," from a Germanic source related to Old English ceosan "to choose, taste, try;" see choose. Late Old English chis "fastidious, choosy," from or related to ceosan, probably also contributed to the development of choice. Replaced Old English cyre "choice, free will," from the same base, probably because the imported word was closer to choose [see note in OED].

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