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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LISTS

The holders of the lists occupied the end which was nearest to the city gate.

"Your lists, unruly one," said the teacher—one of Napoleon's chief persecutors.

At the ends of the lists the squires caught the horses by the bridles and turned them.

Then a truce for to-day; to-morrow, with your good leave, I enter the lists.

He had taken these lists from the drawer of the prisoner's desk.

Had any papers been handed about among them, similar to these lists?

Not that I intend to enter the lists with Peter; that would be presumption indeed.

He checked up the lists and from that time on appeared every day or so to see to things.

We are not among those who are prepared to enter the lists as their champion.

He must remain in the lists, if only to fight for Hermione in Vere.

WORD ORIGIN

"catalogue consisting of names in a row or series," c.1600, from Middle English liste "border, edging, stripe" (late 13c.), from Old French liste "border, band, row, group," also "strip of paper," or from Old Italian lista "border, strip of paper, list," both from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German lista "strip, border, list," Old Norse lista "border, selvage," Old English liste "border"), from Proto-Germanic *liston, from PIE *leizd- "border, band." The sense of "enumeration" is from strips of paper used as a sort of catalogue.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.