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Quasi Definition

  • having some resemblance

Sentence Examples

"A quasi-evolutionary doctrine."

All that the novel needs to round it off neatly is an encounter between the real and the quasi consorts.

[From At Last: A Novel by Harland, Marion]

He has a smooth-shaven, quasi-clerical face and goggle eyes.

He immediately relieved of duty her quasi apology.

[From Wyoming: A Story of the Outdoor West by Raine, William MacLeod]

He is engaged in a quasi-public business.

He is the victim of a quasi-physical compulsion.

He let himself softly down into the seat and began to cough the gentle cough of a quasi invalid now on the road to recovery.

[From Those Times and These by Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury)]

He now emerged from quasi obscurity into the white light of fame.

[From Balzac by Saltus, Edgar]

He performed the quasi-winking phenomenon with his eyes.

[From The Grim Smile of the Five Towns by Bennett, Arnold]

He speaks of the beginning of Telepathy as a "quasi-mechanical transference of ideas and images from one to another brain."

He was a quasi-regicide.

[From Les Misérables by Hugo, Victor]

He was the quasi-Japanese officer whom my captain had spoken with.

His method was, first, to diminish fatigue, perhaps the most wasteful factor in quasi-efficient business.

I, who had passed my quasi-priestly life without once enjoying such a luxury, touched the velvet cheek with my lips and actually felt a thrill of delight.

[From Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy by Weber-Ditzler, Charlotte]

Instances of quasi-hibernation have been recorded in the case of man.

Instead of a quasi wholesale business, we now had a larger assortment and did more of a retail business.

It had a quasi monopoly of the trade of the entire Balkan peninsula.

[From The Balkans: A History of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey by Toynbee, Arnold]

It is a quasi involuntary pollution.

[From A Treatise on the Diseases Produced By Onanism, Masturbation, Self-Pollution, and other excesses. by Deslandes, Léopold]

It is at least quasi-personal.

It is ostensibly a quasi-civil force, and it was formed and equipped without the worry of international queries and interference.

[From Khartoum Campaign, 1898; or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan by Burleigh, Bennet]

It was a system of quasi-socialism.

[From The Common People of Ancient Rome Studies of Roman Life and Literature by Abbott, Frank Frost]

It was intended to be a quasi-judicial body.

[From The Railway Library, 1909 A Collection of Noteworthy Chapters, Addresses, and Papers Relating to Railways, Mostly Published During the Year by Various]

It was, as a matter of fact, his manner was sort of quasi-legal.

[From Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) by United States. Warren Commission]

I’ve saved Quasi to its rightful owners!

Metaphor was piled upon metaphor in quasi-geological strata.

[From Instigations Together with An Essay on the Chinese Written Character by Fenollosa, Ernest]

Scientifically speaking, these quasi-scientific inquiries necessarily begin nowhere and end in the same place; while in point of cultural gain they commonly come to nothing better than spiritual abnegation.

[From The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation, and Other Essays by Veblen, Thorstein]

She is credited with a quasi-clerical character, and regarded as having received a sort of semi-ordination.

[From Modern Women and What is Said of Them A Reprint of A Series of Articles in the Saturday Review (1868) by Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn)]

She remembered her dream, or quasi-dream.

[From The Call of the Blood by Hichens, Robert]

Shelley's next publication, or quasi-publication, was neither so innocent in substance nor so pleasant in its consequences.

[From Percy Bysshe Shelley by Symonds, John Addington]

The local government of the future will be by quasi-public citizen organizations directing aldermen and state legislators accurately to register their will.

[From Library Ideals by Legler, Henry M.]

The predatory and quasi-peaceable stages of economic evolution seem to have been of long duration in life history of all the chief ethnic elements which go to make up the populations of the Western culture.

[From The Theory of the Leisure Class by Veblen, Thorstein]

The theory of governments de facto being obeyed as quasi-legitimate had not yet been mooted among lawyers and theologians.

[From The Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Thébaud, Augustus J.]

These characters have been framed to meet the typical, sub-typical, and quasi-transitional, but not the true transitional forms.

[From The Natural History of the Varieties of Man by Latham, R. G. (Robert Gordon)]

They are at most but quasi corporations; all their powers are derived from, and executed under, the general statutes of the state.

[From Monopolies and the People by Cloud, D. C.]

This is quasi-legislative work.

[From Ethics in Service by Taft, William H. (William Howard)]

This man was almost a monster: he had not voted for the King's death, but had done all but that, and was a quasi-regicide.

[From Les Misérables, v. 1/5: Fantine by Wraxall, Lascelles, Sir]

Those piston thrusts, those quasi-kisses, are accompanied by the emission of the solvent: at least, that is how I picture it.

[From The Life of the Fly; With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography by Fabre, Jean-Henri]

We have here a quasi-paradox.

[From The Meaning of Truth by James, William]

A procession of events, dating from the signing of the treaties and culminating in 1885, transformed the kingdom from a vassal to a quasi-independent State.

[From The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. 2 (of 2) As Illustrated in the Career of Sir Rutherford Alcock, K.C.B., D.C.L., Many Years Consul and Minister in China and Japan by Michie, Alexander]

But the evidence is all of a quasi kind.

But when once you worship an imaginary quasi-human being who throws the lightning, you are in a dilemma.

[From Five Stages of Greek Religion by Murray, Gilbert]

Certain events now took place having a bearing beyond the boundaries of the province and of a quasi‐international character.

[From The life of Midhat Pasha; a record of his services, political reforms, banishment, and judicial murder by Ali Haydar Mithat]

Fiske is very hard on the atheists, and so will probably repudiate with scorn any insinuations to the effect that his theory of things is "quasi-atheistic."

[From A Candid Examination of Theism by Romanes, George John]

His early modelling in paint was quasi-structural.

[From Unicorns by Huneker, James]

In this brief space of time Vienna was changed from a quasi-medieval town to a modern capital of the most pronounced type.

[From Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876 by Various]

The Romans had gods and temples, but like the gods of the Greeks their gods were quasi-human immortals, divine patricians.

[From A Short History of the World by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George)]

He cried, raising his hands in a comical gesture of quasi-horror.


And then the mysterious rhythms and accumulating forces of the universe began to turn against that quasi-eternal stability.

[From A Short History of the World by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George)]

He knew a quasi-physical wrench of detachment.

He recalled the quasi shock it gave him.