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Well, if you have any business, you may state it at once, as I am quite busy.

But moral conviction and legal proof are quite different things.

I might have paid them at the time, but it was all so unexpected and so sudden,—it rattled me, quite.

She was quite unable to repress a vulgar interest in the menials that served her.

It was quite as tangible as his money profits promised to be.

"I fear you do not quite understand me," said the Professor.

What was quite as important, he seemed disposed to help him.

The fruit of which they partook freely was quite sweet and palatable.

Ambrose sped away, knowing that Perronel would be quite satisfied.

She was quite still, and he noted from the change in her soft breathing that she slept.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., adverbial form of Middle English quit, quite (adj.) "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Originally "thoroughly;" the weaker sense of "fairly" is attested from mid-19c.

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