stet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stet printing: direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative)
    • v stet printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stet stĕt (Print) Let it stand; -- a word used by proof readers to signify that something once erased, or marked for omission, is to remain.
    • v. t Stet (Print) To cause or direct to remain after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or beside the matter; as, the proof reader stetted a deled footnote.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stet Let it (that is, the original) stand: a proof-reader's order to cancel an alteration previously made by him. It is indicated by putting a line of dots under what is crossed out, and writing “stet” in the margin. Abbreviated st.
    • stet To mark with the word “stet”; direct or cause to remain, after deletion, as printed; forbear to delete.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Stet stet to restore—generally on proof-sheets, in imperative, with a line of dots under the words to be retained.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., (subj. 3d pers. sing.) of stare, to stand, remain.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'let it stand,' 3d sing. pres. subj. of stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

Sic volo, sic jubeo, stet pro ratione voluntas, and don't sneeze in my eye because I talk Latin.
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
And so on to the next pedestal with its "Hic stet," and the next great stone with its "Hic jacet.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
BOY, s'ch-chi-alkh, schi'atl, stet-latkl.
"Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi" by George Gibbs
Sie behandelt einen geschichtlichen, das heisst einen stets wechselnden Stoff.
"A Lecture on the Study of History" by Lord Acton
Gestit enim nummum in loculos demittere, post hoc securus cadat an recto stet fabula talo.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
He was a good friend of Stet's, Tarb knew, and apparently Stet had taken the other man into his confidence.
"Helpfully Yours" by Evelyn E. Smith
Stet Restore crossed-out word or letter.
"Abbreviations and Signs" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Ein Herz stets Brautigam und Braut!
"Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected" by Anna Jameson
Stet domus et Floreat Etona.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
Nichtsdestoweniger aber bleiben sie stets die leitenden Grundgedanken.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen
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In poetry:

Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu lesen.
Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu schreiben.
Ich habe nicht stets Lust zu denken;
Kurzum, nicht immer zu studieren.
"Auf Sich Selbst" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Wer pocht? Ei der verwuenschte Schneider
Macht mich fast durch sein Mahnen toll.
Da seht die Menschenliebe! leider,
Dass man doch stets bezahlen soll.
"Die Sparsamkeit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Da seht den Neid von unsern Zeiten!
Uns diesen Namen abzustreiten!
O Brueder, lernet hieraus schliessen,
Dass sie sich stets verschlimmern muessen;
Sie nennen uns nicht weise.
"Die Verschlimmerten Zeiten" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Hoert meinen neu erfundnen Grund!
Es machte mir der Wein ihn kund;
Der Wein, der stets zur Wahrheit leitet.
Oh, dass ihr Theologen streitet,
Und streitet, ohne Wein zu trinken!
So muesst ihr stets in Irrtum sinken.
"Refutatio Papatus" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Der Schluss von diesen Buechern sagt:
(Worueber Wein und Wahrheit klagt)
"Den Durst sich stets mit Wein zu stillen,
Das bringet eklen Widerwillen.
Bald Wasser, und bald Wein geniessen,
Das muss uns den Gebrauch versuessen."
"Refutatio Papatus" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Ich trinke nicht stets einen Wein.
Das moechte mir zu ekel sein.
Wein aus Burgund, Wein von der Mosel Strande,
Einheimschen Wein, Wein aus dem Frankenlande,
Die wechsl ich taeglich mit Bedacht,
Weil Wechseln alles suesser macht.
"Die Abwechslung" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

I'd struggled for hours with my manuscript, wondering what to stet and what not to stet, marvelling both at my copy editor's care and at the confusion she introduced in places.
The Stet .TV Band's ready to rock Val's Lounge Saturday.
Ready to get back on stage and rock the Fort Myers Beach neighborhood just right, the Stet .TV Band is returning to Val's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd No 312, Saturday, Jan 29, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Back-2-Rockin: Stet .TV Band at Val's Lounge Jan 29.
The Stet .TV Band is back in action with their next gig set for Saturday, Jan 29, at Val's Lounge in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza.
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