• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pro- A prefix signifying before in front forth for in behalf of in place of according to; as, propose, to place before; proceed, to go before or forward; project, to throw forward; prologue, part spoken before (the main piece); propel, prognathous; provide, to look out for; pronoun, a word instead of a noun; proconsul, a person acting in place of a consul; proportion, arrangement according to parts.
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  • Johnny Unitas
    Johnny Unitas
    “I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will?”
  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    “Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.”
  • Larry Bird
    Larry Bird
    “When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pro, or Gr. . See Pro


In literature:

The next day the mob lingered about the building, no effort being made by the pro-slavery authorities to disperse them.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
Throughout the entire period, the sympathies of the American people were strongly pro-Cuban.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
Parliament is not sitting, and the voice of the Pro-Boche and the Pro-Bolsh is temporarily hushed.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
I'm a German in my blood, but you bet I ain't a pro-German.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Pro-slavery Convention at Lecompton.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
She depends on it somewhat for a living and didn't say a word either pro or con for the present generation.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
William Hare; they were those with which she besieged the Brompton Oratory, Farm Street, and the Pro-Cathedral.
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
Sis miser, et nulli miserabilis, omnia quisquis A diis pro merito cuique venire putas.
"Notes and Queries 1850.03.23" by Various
It was on the tip of his tongue to charge me with being a pro-German.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 4, 1919." by Various
Non pudet, O Rutuli, cunctis pro talibus unam Objectare animam?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

In poetry:

Said the Right-to-Life skeleton
Foetus has a soul
Said Pro Choice skeleton
Shove it up your hole
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
By con and pro, and pro and con,
Our cause but heavily goes on.
But who can wonder matters stay,
When there's a lawyer in the way?
"The Milkman" by William Hutton
From pro and con, and con and pro,
Decision mov'd on rather slow.
But we must leave their pro and con,
Or else we sha'n't move one step on.
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton
If that is so, then I believe a little in Providence pro-
tecting the innocent.
But it sounds so amazingly like a slogan
A yell of triumph as you snatch my scalp.
"The Mosquito" by D H Lawrence
He laid her away in the church-yard,
So haggard and crushed and wan;
And reared her a costly tombstone
With all of her virtues on;
And ought to have added, "A victim to arguments pro and con."
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
Yet where the brave lies who fell in fight
For his dear country, there his country is.
And we will mourn them proudly as of right--
For meaner deaths be weeping and loud cries:
They died pro patria!
"The Graves of Gallipoli" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

PIMCO, hits a shot during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Spyglass Hill Golf on February 9, 2012 in Pebble Beach, California.
Today still has a flourishing amateur sports side and may be the only pro sports team to have pro soccer and chess teams under one roof.
Today still has a flourishing amateur sports side and is perhaps the only pro sports team to have pro soccer and chess teams under one roof.
Today it still has a flourishing amateur sports side and may be the only pro sports team to have pro soccer and chess teams under one roof.
(Dec 28, 2006) — The WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour will sanction 27 Pro, Pro Am, Youth and Amateur classes during the 2007 ATV racing season.
Pro Cycling News From the USA Pro Challange.
Gallup found that just 41 percent now say they are pro-choice – a record low – while 50 percent identify as pro-life.
This update is recommended for all Final Cut Pro 5.1 and Final Cut Pro 5.1.1 customers.
Pro golfer Lanny Wadkins was on hand with his crew for the start of the pro-am Wednesday at the Ace Group Classic hosted by Peter Jacobsen.
Fantasy Surfer's Picks For The 2010 Quiksilver Pro & Roxy Pro on Australia's Gold Coast.
In the A3's pro event debut, it brought Willy through 41 off and to his 5th championship at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am.
Is he pro-life or pro-choice.
The top 15 overall riders from the previous year must ride the pro class the following year, plus any riders that choose to advance themselves to the pro class.
Pete Swanson Pro Style Pro Style.
AMA Pro Racing has confirmed 14 events on its 2013 AMA Pro.

In science:

Then the ∞category Shv(Pro(G))´et admits smal l colimits, and the inclusion Shv(Pro(G))´et ⊆ Shv(Pro(G)) preserves smal l colimits.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
The 3 different curves are for lenses with a continuuous profile, with a profile sampled onto 32 levels (these two efficiencies not distinguishable at this scale), and a profile sampled onto 8 levels (top to bottom curves).
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
For NGC 1332 we adopted the major axis rotation profile from Dressler & Sandage (1983), for NGC 4261 we used the minor axis profile from Bender et al. (1994) and for NGC 4472 we used the ma jor axis profile of S´anchez-Bl´azquez et al. (2007).
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
The pro jection F2 → F1 is the pro jection which sends the M -bundle VU → eU to eU , this pro jection is Cartesian.
Gerbes for the Chow
It is a compact convex set. (8) we say the order on pro jection over a unital C *-algebra A is determined by traces, if for any two pro jections p, q ∈ A, τ (p) < τ (q) for all τ ∈ T (A) implies that p is equivalent to a pro jection p′ ≤ q .
The Tracial Rokhlin Property for Automorphisms on Non-Simple C*-algebras