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1. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. To quit you of this fear, you have already looked death in the face; what have you found so terrible in it? (wake)

2. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit. There may no gold them quyte. (Chaucer) God will relent, and quit thee all his debt. (milton)

3. To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay. The blissful martyr quyte you your meed. (Chaucer) Enkindle all the sparks of nature To quit this horrid act. (Shak) Before that judge that quits each soul his hire. (Fairfax)

4. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; used reflexively. Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. (I sam. Iv. 9) Samson hath guit himself Like samson. (milton)

5. To carry through; to go through to the end. Never worthy prince a day did quit With greater hazard and with more renown. (Daniel)

6. To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting. Such a superficial way of examining is to quit truth for appearance. (locke) To quit cost, to pay; to reimburse. To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from demands. Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it? (south)

Synonym: To leave, relinquish, resign, abandon, forsake, surrender, discharge, requite.

Quit, leave. Leave is a general term, signifying merely an act of departure; quit implies a going without intention of return, a final and absolute abandonment.

Origin: OE. Quiten, OF. Quiter, quitier, cuitier, F. Quitter, to acquit, quit, LL. Quietare, fr. L. Quietare to calm, to quiet, fr. Quietus quiet. See Quiet, and cf. Quit, Quite, Acquit, Requite.

(Science: ornithology) Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See banana quit, under Banana, and guitguit.

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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

OK. I'm considering calling it quits on this thread look its quite simple NS is ‚ÄĚnatural selection, a process that causes helpful traits (those that increase the chance of survival and reproduction) to become more common in a population ...

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Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Natural selection is proven wrong

OK. I'm considering calling it quits on this thread. I don't know why I've tried so hard to explain some of the basics behind natural selectiion. My wife's been away for the last week, and maybe I'm just getting bored. Sometimes, though, ...

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Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Stomach bloating and weight gain

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alcohol question

... cause a condition called aloholic cirrhosis. The liver will swell and eventually stop functioning. The liver is remarkably resiliant and if one quits drinking before it's too late, the liver will heal completely. Other potential problems include cerebral edema, also known as wet brain. Cerebral ...

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Sat May 06, 2006 7:07 pm
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