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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAYS

May her ways be ways of pleasantness and all her paths be peace!

He was thirty years in my governor's service, and doesn't understand my ways.

In all these ways, I will bring the values of our history to the care of our times.

While 'Stephen Poore' is a fictional character, he is real enough in some ways.

"It's the real parting of the ways," said Grace softly to Anne.

Other ways have been sought, and have been found no more than blind alleys.

There are ways in which it works, and ways in which it does not.

It was a good thing that from any cause the transgressor should find his ways hard.

Thus came everything in to help the youth who had begun to mend his ways.

I mean, rather, that those would not have been her ways of working.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weg "road, path, course of travel," from Proto-Germanic *wegaz (cf. Old Saxon, Dutch weg, Old Norse vegr, Old Frisian wei, Old High German weg, German Weg, Gothic wigs "way"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (see weigh). Most of the extended senses developed in Middle English. Adverbial meaning "very, extremely" is by 1986, perhaps from phrase all the way. Ways and means "resources at a person's disposal" is attested from early 15c. Way-out (adj.) "original, bold," is jazz slang, first recorded 1940s. Encouragement phrase way to go is short for that's the way to go.

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