pretermit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pretermit leave undone or leave out "How could I miss that typo?","The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    • v pretermit disregard intentionally or let pass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Pretermit To pass by; to omit; to disregard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pretermit To let pass: permit to go by unused or not turned to account.
    • pretermit To omit; leave unnoticed or unmentioned; disregard; overlook.
    • pretermit To leave undone; neglect to do, make, or perform.
    • pretermit To render ineffectual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Pretermit prē-tėr-mit′ to pass by: to omit: to leave undone
    • pr.p Pretermit prētermit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. prētermit′ted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praetermittere, praetermissum,; praeter, beyond + mittere, to send. See Mission

Usage

In literature:

Habit had enabled him to work and talk at the same time, and he never pretermitted either.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
PRETERMIT, omit, pass by.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Plush's MS. about twenty-four pages of railroad calculations, which we pretermit.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Frost nor I should wish him to pretermit his duty on any consideration whatever.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. II)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I begged him not to pretermit his GUARDIAN, but to examine it and give me the news.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
While this deadly industry went on, the more strictly military operations were not pretermitted day nor night.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Uncertain, it was true, might be the event of the war, but inevitable was the ruin if it were pretermitted.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
We mean to visit this to-morrow; so I may pretermit further mention of it here.
"Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
For the time the volcano seemed to have pretermitted its activity.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
It was significant, indeed, that the industry should not be pretermitted, however, when a stranger was within the gates.
"His Unquiet Ghost" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
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In poetry:

BLUE-NOSE
Many things thou askest, jackknife-bearing stranger,
Much-conjecturing mortal, pork-and-treacle-waster!
Pretermit thy whittling, wheel thine ear-flap toward me,
Thou shall hear them answered.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes