Example sentences for: derives

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  • The American Heritage dictionary says that bumfuzzle , apparently used chiefly in the southern United States, means "to confuse," and probably derives from some combination of "bamboozle," "fuddle," and "fuzzy."

  • A great many words in Quechua begin with hua- or gua- (used interchangeably), so when the hacienda owner tells his Indian quachimán to keep a sharp lookout on his nightly rounds, neither may realize that the word derives from watchman . And when Mami is persuaded that daughter needs a new sweater and buys her a chompa , neither may think of the long departed Englishwomen whose jumpers brought the word into the language.

  • ' Two other good examples are Juggernaut `unstoppable destructive force: or object,' which derives from jagannath , and kedgeree `cooked dish of rice, lentils, and spices,' which derives from khicri or khicari . The familiar cot and dungaree are close to their Hindi predecessors in pronunciation, though not in spelling; they derive, respectively, from khat and dungri .

  • Fusion of the infected cells is a hallmark of all Paramyxoviruses [ 12 ] ; the fused mass of cells is called "syncytium", from which RSV derives its middle name.

  • If the media is intentionally promoting the cause of campaign finance reform, it is doing so despite the clear benefits it derives from the current system--and that it stands to lose under a reformed one.


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