• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choicely In a preferable or excellent manner; excellently; eminently. "Choicely good."
    • Choicely With care in choosing; with nice regard to preference. "A band of men collected choicely , from each county some."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie "Silence of the Lambs." She turned down the role because she found it too scary
    • choicely With care in choosing; with nice regard to preference; with judicious choice.
    • choicely In an eminent degree.
    • choicely With great care; carefully: as, a thing choicely preserved.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the American Civil War the Union soldiers were issued eight pounds of ground roasted coffee as part of their personal ration of one hundred pounds of food. And they had another choice: ten pounds of green coffee beans.
    • adv Choicely with discrimination or care
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    “Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “Others think it's a choice between doing what we want to do and being happy, and doing what God wants us to do and being miserable.”
  • A. W. Tozer
    “The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice--any choice will be the right one.”
  • George Eliot
    “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”
  • Ben Jonson
    “True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness”


Hobson's choice - A Hobson's choice is something that appears to be a free choice, but is really no choice as there is no genuine alternative.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. choixchoisir; cf. Choose.


In literature:

There was really no choice: stay and be killed, or try for the cave.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
It is quite clear that the supreme choice for any individual or institution or nation is between unborn to-morrow and dead yesterday.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
The choice lay between them, and the choice made was to repel autonomy and embrace coercion.
"Standard Selections" by Various
See this ring: 'tis a choice emerald.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
That choice is not necessarily wise, but it is wise to heed that choice.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The few pages I had laid aside were not without their weight in the choice of subject.
"Notes on My Books" by Joseph Conrad
Perhaps, on the whole, she was happier for the choice she made.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
The attractiveness, as well as the usefulness, of the borders depends upon the choice and arrangement of flowers.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
New Demands for Social Control of Marriage Choices.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
And here there is no choice.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Gallatin objected to being forced to this choice.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
She thinks you made a wise choice.
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
His choice is soon made.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
From the considerations in the preceding chapter may be derived several principles regarding the choice of subject.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
This choice has to be made by each man himself.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
This is the part of wisdom, not merely of choice.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Often and often I desire to look upon it again; and the choice of a point of view is easy to me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Third choice is the Thoracic, and fourth choice the Alimentive.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
About all there is in life is one's fundamental choice between the spiritual and the material.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
For observe this choice of subjects.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin

In poetry:

God is my all sufficient good,
My portion, and my choice;
In him my vast desires are fill'd,
And all my powers rejoice.
"Danger Of Sensual Pleasures" by John Pierpont
Others the country take for choice,
And hold the town in scorn;
But she has listened to the voice
On city breezes borne.
"A London Plane-Tree" by Amy Levy
God is mine all-sufficient good,
My portion and my choice;
In him my vast desires are filled,
And all my powers rejoice.
"Hymn 101" by Isaac Watts
Stand up and bless the Lord
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
With heart and soul and voice.
"Stand Up and Bless the Lord" by James Montgomery
Stars in the night's soft black,
Leaves that swish soft like rain
And one old hour come back
And one choice given again.
"Fulfilment" by Margaret Widdemer
What tragic choices such a dog
Presents to visitor or friend!
Outside there is the Glasgow fog;
Within, a hydrophobic end.
"To a Lady with an Unruly and Ill-mannered Dog Who Bit several Persons of Importance" by Sir Walter Raleigh

In news:

The nation's menu of crises caused by governmental malpractice may soon include states coming to Congress as mendicants, seeking relief from the consequences of their choices.
This flyer's use of melodramatic color and juxtaposition of Dracula and a Mormon presidential candidate made it the only suitable choice for an issue that covers both Halloween and the upcoming election.
Adam Erace crowns the PW 's 10 Best Dishes of 2009 and provides a scathing quiz on the five worst, in multiple-choice format.
If the American people want the health-care world Dr Berwick wishes to give them, that's their choice.
But they must be given that choice.
It's not hard to realize why people are in their line of work -- assuming they're fortunate enough to be employed in the trade or profession of their choice.
The performance in "La Bête " was more meaningful for me because I was doubting my ability as an actor and the big comic choices I had been making when auditioning.
Geno Smith remains bettor 's choice for Heisman Trophy.
Restaurant Review Sunflower Chinese Restaurant & Lounge: Bevy of top-notch choices sates appetite for Asian.
Bichir 's nomination may come as a shock, given that he wasn't recognized at the Golden Globes or the Critics' Choice Awards.
Joe Biden shares Sebelius's pro-choice credentials without the prospect of a fight with his bishop, and like Kaine, he has woven his faith into the very fabric of his political biography.
The Packers didn't have a choice.
Through Andy Baio's InfocomBot, players have a choice of 11 old Infocom games, including Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Readers' Choice: Starbucks, Various locations.
Chef Neil Ganic's second incarnation of popular Bouillabaisse offers more choices, more seats.

In science:

To each such choice corresponds the choice of color-cutting intersections I = {ipq , jpq }, φ(ipq ) = jpq , φ(jpq ) = ipq .
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
For each choice of the Y i and λi , it suffices to prove this result for only one choice of Y satisfying (4.7).
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
We showed that by making careful choices of the model parameters and building perturbation methods for these choices, orderof-magnitude improvements in accuracy could be achieved as compared to the conventional approach of first deciding on a method and thereby implicitly fixing the associated model parameters.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
While most results in algorithmic information theory are independent of the choice of the underlying universal Turing machine (UTM) or universal semimeasure (USM), there are also results which depend on this choice.
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
Each component can be built by first choosing one of its point in IN (there are N d possible choices), then its neighboring points w.r.t. ∼ (for each such neighboring point there are at most crd possible choices) and then iteratively adding neighboring points w.r.t. ∼.
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
In the load-clipped regime we have a similar situation where instead of two choices we have the power of log N choices.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
We deal with those details and leave the rest of the finite type cases to the reader. A choice of γi corresponds to a choice of injective mapping of D(γi ), up to automorphism of D(γi ), into D with its αk node marked.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
Here, the precise choice of the splitting to local pieces is essential; a “naive” choice would not suffice.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
The proofs of the axioms of choice and union are similar. in V(S ), a is a set of non-empty pairwise disjoint sets, we obtain a choice-set by applying Lemma 1 to d := {γ |∃β a top(a)(γ = min(preda (γ )))}.
The Theory of Sets of Ordinals
Then one can find A, B ∈ SL(2, C), unique up to simultaneous conjugacy, such that trA = x, trB = y and trAB = z ; a specific choice is given by Bowditch in §4 of , see also for a more natural choice.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Hence Ψ(x, y , z ) is defined if x2 , y2 6= µ, or equivalently, y 2 + z 2 6= xyz and x2 + z 2 6= xyz . (iii) Note that the value Ψ(x, y , z ) depends on the choices of the square roots in its expression, thus it is only well-defined modulo πi without specifying the choices of the square roots.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
With this simpli gluing we have (3n − k + 1) choices of where to glue the positive end of the given link arc, and exactly one of these choices creates a closed link circle.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
The amount of information, in general, depends on the choice of basis for each representation ρ, i. e., on the choice of basis for j ; see [MRRS04] for more details.
On the Power of Random Bases in Fourier Sampling: Hidden Subgroup Problem in the Heisenberg Group
However, by (9.8), having proved (9.10) for one choice of ω(n) it follows that (9.10) holds for every choice of ω(n) satisfying ω(n) → ∞ and ω(n) = o(n).
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Several properties for choice functions have been put in evidence by researchers in Social Choice.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations