quasi

[ kwey-zahy, -sahy, kwah-see, -zee ]SEE DEFINITION OF quasi
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUASI

The treaty with France was declared at an end, and a quasi war with France ensued.

Genius is a quasi abnormality, and one for which the world should be devoutly grateful.

This quasi omnipresence supplies the imbecility of our condition.

In these following cases a real vow is quasi nullum, or must not be kept.

What had the authorities been doing during this period of quasi warfare?

And Henry of Huntingdon: "quasi castellum, impenetrabile Normannis."

To this quasi repartee she answered only with a coquettish little laugh.

The suppression of retainers converted land into a quasi property.

Her mood was quite different from that of her quasi daughter-in-law.

Then some of his facts are, I hear, quasi facts only, not unfrequently.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., Latin, in hypothetical comparisons, "as if, just as if, as though;" in real comparisons "just as, as;" in approximation, "somewhat like, nearly, not far from;" from quam "as" relative pronomial adverb of manner (see who) + si "if," from PIE pronomial stem *swo- "so" (see so).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUASI

resembling

adjectivelooking like
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