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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RACE

Through the teaching of Moses he was to become the sole Master of the Jewish race.

I regard her as, on the whole, the most extraordinary person of her race I have ever met.

He then went on to recount her labors and sacrifices in behalf of her race.

Deep were my musings, as to the race and attributes of that ethereal being.

If we are to keep in the race at all, to say nothing of winning it, the spirit must be free.

With the supineness of our race most of them force themselves to be satisfied with what comes.

The morals of one race are not those of another even in the same century.

For a race which has the infinite as its goal the word must be on and on.

Release can come only when the race at large is willing to cast the evil thing off.

In publishing this book I hope to do good not only to my own race, but to all who may read it.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of running," c.1300, from Old Norse ras "running, rush (of water)," cognate with Old English ræs "a running, a rush, a leap, jump; a storming, an attack;" or else a survival of the Old English word with spelling influenced by the Old Norse one. The Norse and Old English words are from Proto-Germanic *res- (cf. Middle Dutch rasen "to rave, rage," German rasen, Old English raesettan "to rage" (of fire)), from a variant form of PIE *ers- "be in motion" (see err). Originally a northern word, it became general in English c.1550. Meaning "act of running" is from early 14c. Meaning "contest of speed" first recorded 1510s.

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