in the process of or being .
the capital of Nigeria, in the central part. a republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British colony and protectorate. 356,669 sq. mi. (923,773 sq. km). Capital: Abuja. Contemporary Examples But on Monday a massive bomb hit a bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital Abuja, killing at least […]
a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798. . a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798). Historical Examples The only two ships which remained to France of the fleet defeated in […]
- Abukir bay
noun a variant spelling of Aboukir Bay
(Abul Qasim Mansu or Hasan) 932–1020, Persian poet. Historical Examples Persia’s great epic poets, notably Firdausi in Shahnamah, have preserved many of the early traditions of this land. Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard In Firdausi in Exile there is a strong and manly note audible. Essays Arthur Christopher Benson Firdausi in Exile is a story […]
a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition. Historical Examples abulia is not just a comfortable laziness, but is attended by a sense of humiliation and inferiority. Psychology Robert S. Woodworth To shun competition and responsibility is characteristic of abulia. Psychology Robert S. Woodworth So they show a condition of perfect ‘abulia,’ […]