to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sound or sounds.
to change by assibilation.
to become a or a sound containing a .
(intransitive) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
(transitive) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century b.c. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion. Historical Examples These were the Chassidim (Greek, Assidean), meaning the pious. A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice […]
constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions. Contemporary Examples They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power. The Heroine of the New Deal Christine Stansell March 2, 2009 Historical Examples Their assiduity in serving their gods […]
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Contemporary Examples But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results. How Desiree Landed Her Gig Sandra McElwaine August 10, 2010 As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was […]
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Contemporary Examples He has assiduously courted key figures in the Republican establishment. Romney Rises Again Mark McKinnon December 15, 2009 He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his […]