vote down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vote down vote against "The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position"
    • v vote down thwart the passage of "kill a motion","he shot down the student's proposal"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vote down to put an end to by a vote, or otherwise
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. votum, a wish—vovēre, votum, to vow.

Usage

In literature:

Then they'll know how little there is in the vote and maybe get down to brass tacks.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
If the poor whites realized that slavery kept them poor, would they not vote it down?
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Business set down was the Army Vote.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914" by Various
This proposition was voted down, however, by a large majority, and H.G.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
I vote we go down and hunt out the way into that passage.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
The man did not know who he was, but begged him to write his vote down on the shell, for he had never even learned to read.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
This was voted down.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Result: the bill overwhelmingly voted down.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
There was only one of them tried to vote, and Bill knocked him down.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
I am ready to vote down his proposition.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
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In poetry:

"My poor client's fate now depends on you votes."
Here the speaker sat down in his place,
And directed the Judge to refer to his notes
And briefly to sum up the case.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
He spoke and he sat down; the people of the town,
Who were fired with a brave emulation,
Now rose with one accord, and voted thanks unto the lord-
Mayor for his oration:
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

In August, the council voted to shut down the Buckley Jail and dispatch center by Dec 1.
OPB Nov 02, 2012 11:41 a.m. A full year of campaigning has come down to this: a final weekend of voting in Oregon and Washington.
Teen with Down syndrome voted homecoming king.
Rutland votes down water filtration system.
Six ballot proposals, and they were all voted down.
Michigan residents have voted down the state's emergency managers law.
Amedore down 139 votes, not giving up fight for 46th Senate seat Updated: Wednesday, November 7 2012, 05:58 PM EST.
Mitt Romney and advisers played down expectations before Tuesday's votes.
Health insurance comparison plan is voted down in Lansing.
And the measure was voted down 3-2.
Still, the damage caused by the storm could have an impact on the overall popular vote or the down-ballot races in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Huntington Beach mayor pro tem's vote on a plastic bag ban may have helped cut down his base, leading to him receiving only 10% of the vote this election.
It was voted down in committee and on the House floor.
A proposal to raise taxes for Redford's parks and recreation was voted down Tuesday for the second - 1:32 am.
Health insurance comparison plan is voted down in Lansing .
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In science:

Since 2001 decision rules for voting in the European Union Council of Ministers are laid down in the Treaty of Nice: Each Member State of the European Union is assigned a voting weight (see table 1) which is a result of negotiation among the Member States.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
From 2014 on an alternative voting system laid down in the Treaty of Lisbon should replace the current voting system according to the Treaty of Nice.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The votes, weights and thresholds for the Council laid down in both treaties are not scientific based chosen.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
How, you probably don’t wish to know, did your authors vote on the various Plutonian issues? Not at all, it turns out, for the one who was there was skippering the team of students who ran up and down the aisles counting the raised yellow cards of the voters (slightly different from raised hackles, but not entirely).
Astrophysics in 2006
As the story ages, the accumulation of new votes slows down, and after a few days, the story’s vote count saturates at some value.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
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