• The railway official
    The railway official
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n officiation the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
    • n officiation the act of umpiring "the officiating was excellent"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
    • n officiation The performance of any act or ceremony by the proper officers; also, the time or term during which this performance continues.
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  • Aldous Huxley
    “Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.”
  • George Jean Nathan
    “Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.”
  • George Jean Nathan
    “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”


In literature:

We have heard nothing for a week from the officials who went to seize the possessions of Prasutagus.
"Beric the Briton" by G. A. Henty
The official mind might well be alarmed.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
Hunter took not merely an official but a deep and discerning interest in the colonisation of Australia.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
We had hardly sat down when Shatov was shown in by the butler, obviously also by official invitation.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
He was the official translator of the Department of State.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
This was promptly contradicted, but we all know what official contradictions amount to.
"Jennie Baxter, Journalist" by Robert Barr
According to his recent teaching he used the official word.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
Standing in an official relation to them, I was occupied in receiving their visits from eight o'clock till three.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
There is a great deal of formality in official and social life.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
God's commands were his official instructions.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The press of the island was either under official control or stood in fear of official reprisals.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
Both the militia generals and the Missourians were too eager even to wait for an official call.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
Bowman's at Waupun, where he officiated in introducing the Doctor's eldest daughter to the Itinerancy.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Personally he went through as strange an experience as has often fallen to the lot of a British official.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
Two years of investigation and persecution by other crown officials followed.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
But, you see, I'm an official too, and the official can't do all sorts of things that the man would be very glad to.
"Caesar's Wife" by William Somerset Maugham
He could suspend or remove any official, and in fact was almost despotic.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
Ulterior motives can so easily be hidden under cold official phrase.
"The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist" by Annie Heloise Abel
This second official took in the situation at a glance.
"Amusement Only" by Richard Marsh
Besides these informal entertainments, there were various official functions.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson

In poetry:

Then thou hast learnt the secret of my soul,
Officious Friendship has its trust betrayed;
No more I need the bursting sigh control,
Nor summon pride my struggling soul to aid.
"Love Elegy, to Henry" by Amelia Opie
And, when I entertain at home,
I hardly ever fail to please,
The "upper tens" alone may come
to join in my "recherche" teas;
I am a King in ev'ry sense
At my Official Residence.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
The poor old soldier walked about the fortress…
He knew the ship was ready to depart -
But in his mind, the cold official paper,
The useless bit of land that claimed his heart!
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov
But you, secure, shall pour your sad complaint,
Nor dread the meagre phantom's wan array;
What none but Fear's officious hand can paint,
What none, but Superstition's eye, survey.
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
"Where the wild thyme perfumes the purpled heath,
Long loitering, there your fleecy tribes extend—
But what avail the maxims I bequeath?
The fruitless gift of an officious friend!
"Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd" by William Shenstone
To share my somewhat lofty rank
Was what they panted for, like mad;
You see my balance at the bank
Was not so small, and, I may add,
A Castle, Gothic and immense,
Is my Official residence.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

Officials dismiss letter by Arizona official suggesting the state cut off Los Angeles' power in retaliation for boycott over immigration law.
First-year NFL referee Jerome Boger is the lead official assigned to the Seahawks-Bucs game Sunday, according to the official flip card found here.
How officials linked man in Alaska to Vt. Officials release chilling details in murder of Vt.
US Air Force officials have told Alabama officials that it has altered an earlier proposal and no longer plans to relocate C-130 aircraft from the 908th Airlift Wing stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base.
School officials cut the ribbon Saturday to officially open the new Pershing.
Even with Fresno city officials working to extend a deal with the SPCA, Fresno County officials are moving forward with their own plan to house vicious, stray or lost dogs.
This prompted the Air Force to discipline three officials for "gross mismanagement," officials said Tuesday.
Federal and state officials have been sharing geospatial data to coordinate disaster response, a DHS official says.
Bangladesh blocked access to the video-sharing site YouTube after it hosted a recording of a tense meeting between the prime minister and army officials following a bloody mutiny by border guards, officials said Monday.
Officials from all six BCS conferences work BCS bowls on a rotation, and they cannot officiate teams from their conferences.
State wildlife officials want the area where officials are trying to kill all the deer enlarged.
Just about the only people who didn't pop champagne when an agreement was officially struck last night were the replacement officials.
British officials are investigating the unexplained death of a Russian businessman, a key witness against Russian officials who allegedly stole $230 million from a London hedge fund in a money laundering scheme.
LONDON (AP) — British officials are investigating the unexplained death of a Russian businessman, a key witness against Russian officials who allegedly stole $230 million from a London hedge fund in a money laundering scheme.
Well, we're officially a week-and-a-half into the new year, and I have officially blown every resolution I set.

In science:

In the official version [12 - 16], an analysis of the origin and history of the accident was based on a numerical modeling.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Its official expression goes via explicit listing of the names of the people with whom the main stream of discussion that have been going on.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
In fact, it has been determined that by late 2007 the nation was already officially in recession.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
We believe our reader is quite capable to use an online search engine to find the official web pages of some of the technologies and products we discuss within this thesis.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
It took us about half a day to figure out how to properly code it since this is something that is not described in the official documentation.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Lengthy and complex procedure ii. Distance (problem of mobility not trained on the cause and causalities of disabilities and the rights of PWDs) iii. Non co operative officials iv. Lack of transport v. Lack of information vi. Poor communication of rules vii. Physical barriers.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
American journal of medical genetics Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 150B: 271–281.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
Our entry in the official TDT evaluation, called CIDR [Radev et al., 1999], uses modified TF*IDF to produce clusters of news articles on the same event.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Table 1), all extracted by CIDR. Four of the clusters are from Usenet newsgroups. The remaining two clusters are from the official TDT corpus2.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Talking with election officials, one discovers that one of the issues that they grapple with is the inability of many people to follow simple directions.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
The performance data are from official DUC results.
Multi-document Biography Summarization
Whether some “official” definition is ever codified (or some consensus definition comes into wide use) depends on both scientists and the lay public having reached some common understanding.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
I thank Argentine Minister Marcelo Cima for attending the seminar, representing Ambassador Jose Octavio Bordón, who was on official business in Puerto Rico.
Analysis of evidence of Mars life
Insert the new house into the official town’s list of buildings. City is responsible for painting of all the houses (look into Paint()), but I want every new house to be shown on top of all previous, so I always insert the new house on zero position and the painting is going from the end.
Design of moveable and resizable graphics
When Einstein correctly predicted and explained these effects, and when they were confirmed observationally, they were officially interpreted as a direct consequence of the underlying concept of GR namely the curvature of space-time about a gravitating mass.
Some Comments on the Tests of General Relativity