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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICK

My doctor says I must let it be for at least two months, and I mean to stick by him.

Thank you for the compliment, but I don't expect to stick to it all my life.

And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.

I realize it more and more every day, but I will stick it out till I break down.

He was almost asleep when the marshal said: "Are you really going to stick it out, Andy?"

Give her the stick, Nora, or maybe she'll slip on the big stones.

As for the child, he gave himself wholly to the enjoyment of a stick of candy.

Cornelius took his hat and stick, and said he would walk with her.

Here, Sir; you forget that you cannot get about without a stick.

The Stick was no liar, he said; it was he who had lied to them; he had let them think that this was his father's Stick.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.

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