peter out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v peter out use up all one's strength and energy and stop working "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
    • v peter out end weakly "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
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Usage

In literature:

Peter would do that: so he drew it out of his pocket and sat it upon the table.
"Pepper & Salt" by Howard Pyle
What will you give me if I get your cottage for 'e out of Peter?
"The Torch and Other Tales" by Eden Phillpotts
The village petered out toward the lake; there were but a few houses.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Somehow or other it was to big to peter out the way it did.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
Maybe it'll be a way out for Peter John.
"Winning His "W"" by Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
I was compelled to interfere and order Peter out of the room.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Old Peter let him out, and locked the gate after, and watched him out of sight.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
John knew the high-priest and went in; but Peter at first stayed outside, until John went out and brought him in.
"The Wonder Book of Bible Stories" by Compiled by Logan Marshall
Peter was summoned to show him the door, the Colonel bowing very stiffly as he went out.
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
The next thing he did was to upset the saucepan; the parsnips fell out, and Peter began to count them.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
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In poetry:

Peter and John one day came by.
The cripple cried out his need.
The man turned back to answer his call,
"We have no money, indeed!"
"A Lame Man Is Healed" by Doris Clore Demaree
"We ran him out of Strong's, and up through Eden,
And 'cross the ford below,
And up this canyon (Peters' brother leadin'),
And me and Clark and Joe.
"The Hawk's Nest" by Francis Bret Harte
Then the bar petered out,
And the boys wouldn't stay;
And the chills got about,
And his wife fell away;
But Dow in his well kept a peggin' in his usual ridikilous way.
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
The next time that Peter denied his Lord
The Babe in the Manger awakened and stirred,
And He stretched out His arms for the playmates
He knew—
When the cock crew—when the cock crew—
But the waters had covered them when the cock crew!
"The Song at Cock-Crow" by Rudyard Kipling
Seems that 'is coat got 'itched up on a nail.
'E jerks it free an' gently comes to earth.
"Peter the 'ermit's 'ome!" I sez. "All 'ail!"
An' makes punk noises indicatin' mirth.
The parson, 'e walks on, as still as death.
Seems out o' breath.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
Then I'd fly to some flash packet when the 'ands was bendin' sail,
An' I'd set up on the main-truck doin' out my wings an' tail,
An' I'd see the tug alongside, an' the Peter flyin' free,
An' the pilot come aboard her for to take her out to sea.
"The Packet Rat" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Lots of love this time round for Greg who fixed the turntables, to Peter for being the raddest, and shout outs to mikey.
In With the Out Crowd Alone at Sue Greenwood, seeing the sea at Peter Blake.
Dressage champs Steffen Peters and Ravel will sit out Olympic trials.
Contentious marches threatened to get out of control during the summer while Peter Robinson was on holiday.
Peter Hessler looks out from his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996.
Jenkins out for Saint Peter 's.
Chrysler LLC CEO Robert Nardelli has turned to New York ad-man Peter Arnell to help his sort out everything from product design selection top his speeches and brand strategies for.
Despite Peter’s denial, Jesus singled him out.
All good things must come to an end, and all sort-of-mediocre things eventually peter out, too.
The unemployment numbers for February are in, and though economist Peter Morici advises, "Don't Break Out the Champagne Just Yet," the data are encouraging.
Back in the '70s, during the heyday of National Hockey League expansion, NBC sent a missionary named "Peter Puck" out over the airwaves.
Organizing whiz Peter Walsh helps a family clean out the ultimate junk drawer.
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty ImagesSome guy decided it would be a good idea to super glue a hat to his head so he could look fashionable when he went out.
Check out the early version of Peter and Brian.
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In science:

Shortly after the first version of this work appeared, its connection with the theory of matrix variate distributions was pointed out to me by Peter Forrester. I am indebted to him for enlighting me on that connection and for suggesting references [3, 4].
On the universality of the probability distribution of the product $B^{-1}X$ of random matrices
I am grateful to Peter Goldreich and Re’em Sari for pointing this out to me.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Third, as first pointed out by Peter Higgs , if we have an action on superspace, the associated momentum must be divergence-free.
Conformal Superspace: the configuration space of general relativity
It is pointed out in [Peters(2011)] that the system under investigation, a mathematical representation of the dynamics of wealth of an individual, is not ergodic, and that this manifests itself as a difference between the ensemble average and the time average of the growth rate of wealth.
Menger 1934 revisited
The author thanks Emmanuel Cand`es for introducing him to this topic, Andrea Montanari and Peter Bickel for pointing out many relevant references, and Persi Diaconis for helpful advice.
Matrix estimation by Universal Singular Value Thresholding
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