Synonyms for choosing

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Beauty must be the first law of life to the sex that has not the privilege of choosing.

He was a gentle soul, and she had always been able to guide him in paths of her own choosing.

She gave him no answer; it, was as if she were choosing words.

Choosing among them, he presently found a sapling to his liking.

God says, 'Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil, and choosing the good.'

For a messenger some of them thought of choosing one Old Good Deed.

Of course it must be understood that she was choosing the subject.

I must say, Godmother, that you have strange taste in choosing friends.

We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected.

So that sometimes it is a case of choosing the lesser of two evils, and choosing immediately.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHOOSING

appointment

nounassignment of responsibility

selecting

adjectiveappointing
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