committed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj committed associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
    • adj committed bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude "committed church members","a committed Marxist"
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Quotations

  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.”
  • Peggy Noonan
    Peggy%20Noonan
    “If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Honor your commitments with integrity.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
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    “The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.”
  • James Joyce
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    “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”

Usage

In literature:

By disobeying them, you have committed crimes against all mankind.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
He had been ringleader in a highway robbery lately committed, and taken in the very act, with the booty upon his person.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Schrank seemed unconcerned over the crime he had committed.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Considering the data that had come to light, there seemed to be only one alternative, and that was that Cat-Eye Mose had committed the murder.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
This fellow swears he'll commit another crime as soon as he gets out!
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
They were amazed, but chose a young woman who had been committed for stealing a watch.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The fault which she had committed deserved no such punishment.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
Why flee from the specter of a crime committed by another?
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Since my marriage I had not committed any voluntarily.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The Vandals passing from Spain to Africa in the fifth century, under their leader Genseric, committed the most unheard-of cruelties.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
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In poetry:

Commit all else unto the gods,
Who, when it pleaseth them, shall bring
To fretful deeps and wooded steeps
The mild, persuasive grace of Spring.
"A Roman Winter-Piece" by Eugene Field
But that which shews them large, shews them unfit.
Whatever sinne did this pure rock commit,
Which holds thee now? Who hath indited it
Of murder?
"Sepulchre" by George Herbert
Thou, stranger, that shalt come this way.
No fraud upon the dead commit —
Observe the swelling turf, and say
They do not lie, but here they sit.
"The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip Morin Freneau
Whatever sin, besides, th' offender does,
It slays but one transgressor at a time:
But fornication two at once undoes,
Whenever any do commit the crime.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
Ye winds, the servants of the Lord,
Ye waves, obedient to his word,
Oh, spare the babe committed to your trust;
And Israel shall confess the Lord is just.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
And while the slow vibrations swell, and sink, and cease,
They bring divinest peace,
For we commit our best beloved to the dust,
In sure and certain trust.
"Easter Bells" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Getting a tattoo is a big commitment.
A lot of the canvases he uses are made from material he inherited from an artist who committed suicide.
As Ron Darby shows, early commitments don't always carry weight .
Minutes before they robbed a downtown bank Monday afternoon, two suspects were seen casing a nearby Chinatown bank but did not commit a heist there, police said Tuesday.
Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a gunman suspected of committing.
CFTC Commitment of Traders (updated weekly on Fridays).
Questions about this case will test the nominee's commitment to carefully following the literal text of the constitution.
Yet despite the push to digital, a handful of publishers, primarily art and literary houses, are committed not just to print books but to hardcover catalogues with high production values that give greater meaning to their lists.
"Possible differences between high and low performing hospitals might include varying levels of commitment from each institution to make this effort a high priority, or differential involvement of champions to support the effort," they wrote.
The CAW 's deal with GM includes a commitment to invest $675 million and to maintain or create 1,750 jobs.
Ausable Chasm — A Keeseville man's body found was found July 23 after he commited suicide by jumping from the Ausable Chasm bridge.
More people commit suicide than die in car crashes as economy takes its toll.
Teen in standoff threatened to commit suicide .
A new study explores why soldiers commit suicide .
3 Prisoners Commit Suicide at Guantánamo.
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In science:

For the sake of clarity, we will commit a slight abuse of notation and denote by Ti the i-th set of the above sequence of k := 2t + 2(cid:96) sets.
Weighted graphs defining facets: a connection between stable set and linear ordering polytopes
Thus, using nbg really entails no ‘ontological’ commitment beyond that of zfc.
Set theory for category theory
In category theory, inaccessibles mostly play the role of a convenience which simplifies the statements and proofs of our theorems, without really entailing any deep ontological commitment.
Set theory for category theory
If our description of the atmospheric model is partial or wrong, we will commit an error.
Tomographic reconstruction for Wide Field Adaptive Optics systems: Fourier domain analysis and fundamental limitations
The differences with Cϕn and Cb , are that Cϕn ,t can be larger than Cϕn if we commit a model error, and Cb,t can have different values of noise variance if we commit a statistical error (see 3.D).
Tomographic reconstruction for Wide Field Adaptive Optics systems: Fourier domain analysis and fundamental limitations
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