• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chose imp. & p. p. of Choose.
    • n Chose (Law) A thing; personal property.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
    • n chose Preterit and old past participle of choose.
    • n chose In law, an article of personal property, or a personal right; a thing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.
    • Chose . See Choose.
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  • Peggy Noonan
    “My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.”
  • Hermann Wey
    Hermann Wey
    “My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.”
  • Leroy Jack Syrop
    Leroy Jack Syrop
    “There are times that when truth and kindness conflict one ought to chose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot.”
  • Eugenie Clark
    Eugenie Clark
    “It seems as though women keep growing. Eventually they can have little or nothing in common with the men they chose long ago.”
  • Pope John XXIII
    Pope John XXIII
    “Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. causa, cause, reason. See Cause


In literature:

We can add the firemen to that, since George Fleming chose them.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
This spot he chose for his night-camp in preference to the wine-reeking, stenching rooms of the way-side inns.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
I chose to cross the Spluegen Pass to the Lake of Constance.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Let any who chose to be speakers under such circumstances look to it.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
It required money, much money, to live up to the popular conception of the type he chose to represent.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
Some of the allies took advantage of this permission to escape, but seven hundred Thes'pi-ans nobly chose to remain with the Spartans.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
But no one of high importance chose to risk a second failure.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Burr resolved that Hamilton must be prevented from thwarting him in the future, and he deliberately chose a simple method of removing him.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The inhabitants were offered a settlement in Van Diemen's Land or New South Wales; mostly, they chose this country.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
He imitated the count's peculiarities admirably, and found his auditors open-mouthed to believe any absurdity he chose to utter.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
We chose none for Governing Elders but such as are able to teach; which abilitie they doe not require.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
He chose to think for himself.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
When the fire clan moved to a new place, it was always Sharptooth who chose the spot for the fire.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
But they chose another and more easterly course now and traveled all day through beautiful sunshine and a dry forest.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I had no intention of being forced to tell you or any one the truth until I chose to tell it.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
If old Neefit chose to be done by a dishonest young man it was nothing to him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Miltiades was in command, and where Miltiades chose to lead who could hesitate to follow?
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
She chose those of tenderest age, and the king set them free.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He really possessed an extraordinary energy when he chose to exercise it.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
I knew what was best for you, but you chose to be obstinate.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

"Behold the Man my wisdom chose
Among your mortal race:
His head my holy oil o'erflows,
The Spirit of my grace.
"Psalm 89 part 4" by Isaac Watts
And these are they the Father chose
With fond and partial love;
For whom salvation is proclaim'd
By angel hosts above.
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
Chose David from the fold,
As Israel's future king,
But had not first his errand told,
Lest Saul should know the thing ?
"Enigma XXXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Yet not for him the warrior's grave
In front of angry foes;
To lift, to shield, to help, to save,
The holier task he chose.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Though none have found his treasure,
And none his part would take,—
I bless that thirteenth lady
Who chose him for my sake!
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
We did much as we chose to do;
We'd never heard of Mrs. Grundy;
All the theology we knew
Was that we mightn't play on Sunday;
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley

In news:

President Obama chose Memorial Day to announce that Gen Martin Dempsey will succeed Adm. Mike Mullen as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff .
Isaac, 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, chose the Trojans over Michigan and Auburn.
Last week, Randall Park chose Hari Kondabolu.
Carolyn Yeargan of Yeargan Pet Burials talks about some of the ways pet owners chose to use miniature keepsake urns.
Lime Kiln 's nine-member board, however, chose a different path.
The Lime Kiln 's nine-member board, however, chose a different path.
But when it comes to the kilogram , plus ca change plus ce n'est pas la meme chose.
Colby King today chose the next mayor of the nation's capital.
This year we chose to climb via the Taylor Helon Trail, across the infamous Knife Edge , and down the Saddle Trail.
That's what Lloyd's of London said in 1993, when the University of Tennessee star chose the same insurer as fellow Volunteer Peyton Manning.
When Tea Party organizers chose the Washington Ellipse as the setting for their Tax Day protest, they were undoubtedly thinking of its theatrical potential.
Well, I now sit here ready to begin a new process in the profession I chose as my career called photojournalism.
With so many posts about Manny Lawson, it should be noted that the 49ers thought he would be a pass rusher when they chose him two years ago with the 22nd overall pick.
When he did his recent tour of the Sunday morning talk shows to promote healthcare reform, he pointedly chose not to appear on Fox News Sunday.
In the end, the Nationals chose to believe Alfonso Soriano's words and, in a sense, trust his smile.

In science:

We chose ρ(0) as covering the regions where the hyperbolic orbits relevant for a given resonance are situated.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
In a considered region of S , we chose a local frame (ξ , mi , ¯m¯i ) of Proposition 1.
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
Here one has the freedom to chose different ensembles of planar graphs.
Exact Solution of the Three-color Problem on a Random Lattice
More physically, a given bond (J ⊥ , J z ) is described fairly well (on a logarithmic scale) by one of these two couplings—we chose the characteristic scale to be J ⊥ .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
In the present study, we chose w(r) such that it is unity for a separation of r < 1.6σ and zero for rik above 1.8σ with a linear interpolation between the two endpoints.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
They chose the matrices Xi = rti /√N , where ti are generators spanning g/h in a particular representation of SU (3).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
We propose to chose the endpoint of the reconnected links according to a probability distribution Θ(q) depending on the topological distance q between the two involved nodes in the regular network (before any reconnection takes place).
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
As they chose dG , instead of dℓ or dA , their results cannot be related to the discussion made in here about fractal features in EdS cosmology.
The Apparent Fractal Conjecture: Scaling Features in Standard Cosmologies
We chose the latter method in the present work.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
Now if we chose to raise and lower indices with the induced metric hαβ , the norm of pα would be variable, suggesting that the conformal metric defines the line element appropriate to observers unaware of the fifth dimension.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
We chose the values of HL for each size as follows.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
There we chose the lowest possible value of the parameter rc ∼ 1029 cm.
Comments on "A Supernova Brane Scan"
Certainly the period of q corresponding to any edge of Γ that is an inverse image of L is a transcendental number if we chose s = r√3.
Periods of Strebel Differentials and Algebraic Curves Defined over the Field of Algebraic Numbers
According to the given string identity, this routine choses the appropriate method for the evaluation.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
We stress that in that case we chose a null evolution of the boundary and this implies that the boost velocity, defined in (27), is v = 1.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem