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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UMPIRING

After he had done that, he was umpiring at the Polo Grounds one day.

I'm umpiring in this match, and I see no reason for leaving it in the middle.

“Tim” was umpiring in Baltimore in the old days when there was a runner on first base.

Hans hit Bob with the first ball pitched, and Kilgore, who was umpiring, sent Towser to first.

But, in the long run, my capacity even for umpiring came to be doubted, and now I am only a critic of Cricket.

When it was noticed that no umpire ever survived a game, umpiring got to be unpopular.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, noumper, from Old French nonper "odd number, not even," in reference to a third person to arbitrate between two, from non "not" + per "equal," from Latin par. Initial -n- lost by mid-15c. due to faulty separation of a noumpere, heard as an oumpere. Originally legal, the gaming sense first recorded 1714 (in wrestling).

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