See warning coloration.
a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence, as if from inability or unwillingness to proceed. Historical Examples There is perhaps an aposiopesis here; otherwise I should incline to read touch, as Mr. Knight and Collier’s folio also read. The Shakespeare-Expositor: An Aid to the Perfect Understanding of Shakespeare’s Plays Thomas Keightley His […]
the development of a gametophyte from a sporophyte without meiosis. Historical Examples This phenomenon of apospory was first discovered in mosses, but is now also known in a number of ferns (see Pteridophyta). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various noun (botany) development of the gametophyte from the sporophyte without the formation of […]
a total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc. Contemporary Examples Nasser al-Omar, an influential cleric, called for him to be tried in a Sharia court for apostasy, which is punishable by death. Saudi Writer Hamza Kashgari Detained in Malaysia Over Muhammad Tweets Mike Giglio February 9, 2012 Khartoum says Meriam […]
a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. of or characterized by apostasy. Contemporary Examples Because my passion so far has been exposing government-funded sacred cows and disrupting statist narratives, I am an apostate. James O’Keefe in Defense of Taping Mitch McConnell, and Everyone Else James O’Keefe April 14, 2013 At first, he was […]