chosen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chosen an exclusive group of people "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
    • n Chosen the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
    • n chosen one who is the object of choice; who is given preference "she was Mama's chosen"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word vaccine comes from the Latin word "vacca," which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy
    • n Chosen One who, or that which is the object of choice or special favor.
    • p. p Chosen Selected from a number; picked out; choice. "Seven hundred chosen men left-handed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it
    • chosen Picked; choice; select.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize 'this' was the day of the changeover.
    • Chosen . See Choose.
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Quotations

  • Harry Browne
    Harry Browne
    “You are where you are today because you've chosen to be there.”
  • Vernon Howard
    Vernon%20Howard
    “We are exactly where we have chosen to be.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince%20Lombardi
    “The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A committee is a group of the unwilling chosen form the unfit, to do the unnecessary.”
  • Geraldine Ferraro
    Geraldine Ferraro
    “We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.”

Usage

In literature:

He had chosen the house because it stood at a corner, in a road too steep for traffic.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
His path in life was chosen, and he had much self-confidence that he had chosen it well.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The objects chosen should be mainly from the common things of the locality.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Fate had played her a scurvy trick in the man she had chosen.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Target to be chosen.= The target chosen should be the hostile troops most dangerous to the firers.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The chosen leaders were Riego, Cabazes and Quiroga.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Sometimes "My chosen," again "Mine inheritance," and "My servant.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Why then, 'tis I, perhaps, who will be chosen to-night!
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
There were dozens of them, and the half grown trees were their chosen perches.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Is he one that our family would like to have specially chosen for your friend?
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
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In poetry:

With joy let Judah stand
On Zion's chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand,
And counsels of thy will.
"Psalm 48 part 2" by Isaac Watts
I never seem to sleep - my head
Whirls in the queerest way.
Why am I chosen to be dead
Upon some fateful day?
"The Conscript" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
O hear me, God! O give me joy
Such as thy chosen feel;
Have pity on a wretched boy;
My heart is hard as steel.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
But why this chosen hour,
The hour of wonted rest,
To make the soul feel music's power ?
A pow'r by all confest.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Renowned in days of old,
Its wealth and power increased,
And Potipherah, we are told,
Was once its chosen priest.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Will God for ever east us off?
His wrath for ever smoke
Against the people of' his love,
His little chosen flock?
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Though he could have chosen to dwell on the negative, the 37-year-old instead focused his attention on opening Just-N-Time Deli in the Albertsons Shopping Center.
COOPERSTOWN — Baseball fans have chosen their 41 favorite broadcasters from among the more than 200 eligible for the 2013 Ford C Frick Award.
Shepherd's John Frick chosen first-team WVIAC football.
Let's hope for a fruitful discussion by the Plain Talk For anyone who has wondered what benefit, if any, has been experienced by Vermillion being chosen by Gov Mike Rounds to be Capital for a Day earlier this spring, consider this.
Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems were introduced Friday in a news conference at Daytona International Speedway as the companies chosen to produce the new fuel injectors .
Since Warren did the shoeing, he was chosen to confront her.
Galena is chosen as one of the finalists from 193 entries.
Gall chosen for GATEWAY project.
WASHINGTON — Now that the Democratic nominee has been chosen in a runoff for a sprawling West Texas congressional swing district, the contenders jumped right into criticizing each other this week.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal presents a night with Sir Nick Faldo, one of golf's legendary champions, at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 1 Golf Drive, Kenilworth.
Lionsgate announced yesterday that the director chosen for "Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games" coming out next year, is.
Our weekly feature in which one bartender challenges another to make a drink based on a chosen ingredient.
An 117-acre site located about a mile south of the village has apparently been chosen for a proposed $400 million shale gas collection and processing plant.
Casey was humbled and honored to be chosen as the coach to revive the George Fox University football program, which was eliminated after the 1968 season.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has chosen Gery Chico as the new chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education.
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In science:

Note that for every k > ko , the random variables (ρi,j )ko s+1≤i
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
We have chosen the sign in (10) as to make the ∆Zq ,x(µ0) positive.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
In other words, the initial state is chosen randomly at t = 0.
Scaling Law and Aging Phenomena in the Random Energy Model
The normalization is chosen so that E hs, si = 1.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Then its integral kernel can be chosen in such a way that for any bounded measurable B ⊂ Rd the function MB (x, y ) = (K · χB )(x, x + y ) is a continuous function of y with values in L1(B ).
Determinantal random point fields
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