Quasi is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of quasi, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
quasi(kwāˈzīˌ, -sīˌ, kwäˈzē, -sē)
(adjective) - having some resemblance
EXAMPLES - Quasi in a Sentence
- Africans would be honoured to be called quasi-Danes. (source)
- Needs to be another GRRM series, set within quasi Austria. (source)
- No, it called quasi-neutrality, and there is a big difference. (source)
- Michaelis: et alias quasi ipsorum tenentes digitos sicut ad benedieendum. (source)
- The OUT campaign is rooted in quasi-religion with Dawkins as prophet and priest. (source)
- MARTIN: Anderson, Obama needs to run what I call a quasi-general election, primary campaign. (source)
- The structure of the alloy, known as quasi-crystal, was previously thought impossible to develop. (source)
- I notice Tim Ireland has written on his blog about this post and conveniently left the word quasi out. (source)
- Exploring the might-have-beens, McEwan expresses the difference between the pair in quasi-musical terms. (source)
- Upscale shopping plazas hidden in quasi-colonial courtyards are scattered throughout the Polanco district. (source)
- I rather take them to have been in Dante's mind 'quasi'-allegorical, or conceived in analogy to pure allegory. (source)
- But they beg the question: Is chic-ing around in quasi-military gear weird when there's real fighting going on? (source)
- Speaking of "quasi"-Communists, some of you might enjoy this neat short story by Lewis Shiner: The Death of Che Guevera. (source)
- It's sometimes mistakenly called a quasi-governmental decentralized central bank to disguise its real identity and purpose. (source)
- I could write a swell 700-word quasi-literary rave about all this; but my second sentence (above) is really all that is necessary. (source)
- At one time Lewis himself resorted to this way of treating late preemption examples when he invoked the notion of quasi-dependence. (source)
- They also sell show-driven products - dvds, coffee cups, t-shirts, cds, etc - I guess that revenue stream is called quasi-museum-store. (source)
- On personal blogs and MySpace, people shared their experiences of sitting with Marina, often in quasi-religious or life-altering language. (source)
- Jan Brewer on Wednesday proposed abolishing the state Department of Commerce and replacing it with what she describes as a quasi-public agency. (source)
- But I do know that given Denmark's contribution, despite its small size, to the shaping of a better world, South Africans would be honoured to be called quasi-Danes. (source)
- Instead, what is needed is an effort to work out an adequate standard of validity, or what Habermas refers to as the quasi-transcendental principles of communicative reason. (source)
- We worked together from 1970 through 1975 on the metal-physics of TTF-TCNQ and on the discovery of the Peierls instability in quasi-one-dimensional p-stacked molecular crystals. (source)
- The difference is however that people are not randomly assigned to the different treatments; therefore the term quasi-experiment is used and the research is an observational study. (source)
- It should come as no surprise that the piece is written by Sean Wilentz who while supposedly a historian should probably be described as a quasi-official flack for the Clinton campaign. (source)
- The ghostwriter is flown to an out-of-season Cape Cod where the Prime Minister and his entourage are in quasi-exile to write his memoirs and allow the dust from his term in office to settle. (source)
- Following Sydney Shoemaker (1970) and Derek Parfit (1984), one can introduce a more inclusive memory relation, called quasi-memory, or q-memory, defined such that it does not presuppose identity. (source)
- Our eyes are somewhat startled by the amount of bright and vivid green: for some reason, unknown to us, the shore is far more riant than the northern section; and the land might be called quasi-agricultural. (source)
- But the world, alas! is retrograding; and, according to the new-fangled doctrines of the day, a lady of blood is not disgraced by allying herself to a man of wealth, and what may be called quasi-aristocratic position. (source)
- It's often referred to as a quasi-governmental, decentralized central bank, but that's just cover to disguise what, in fact, it really is: a privately held and operated cartel made to look like the government is in charge. (source)
- If you know the business, you know they what I call quasi pharmaceuticals meaning that for years the government speaking from the U.S. did not treat them with the same severity that they did APIs but that's very quickly changing. (source)
- That's why I use the term quasi-protected class: homosexuals are gaining increasingly wider state and federal protections, but at the present time those protections are in no way proportional to those of other traditionally-protected groups. (source)
- At the same time, I think that Loesberg is exactly right about oversimplifications of the Foucauldian project, such as the reduction of Foucault either to his biography or to certain quasi-historical positions taken in The History of Sexuality. (source)
- As noted by Justice Jackson, administrative agencies have been called quasi-legislative, quasi-executive, or quasi-judicial, as the occasion required in order to validate their functions within the Separation of Powers scheme of the Constitution. (source)
- In Greenleaf on Evidence, the writer in discussing "Writings", "Documents" and "Records", divides them into two classes - public and private, public writings being again subdivided into those which are public in every sense and those which he terms quasi public records. (source)
- So when my husband and I moved out to what you would call a quasi-rural area, I got quite the rude awakening about the relative amount of danger that other people are willing to put themselves in, in the name of celebrating our nation's independence from the tyranny of the British monarchy. (source)
- If we think about a candidate who would be able to protect American national security, there is talk of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain; both talk about protecting national security, each in his or her way, and both can be classified as quasi-hawks that are necessary and logical at a time when the US needs a strong president, not a dove that doesn't know how to fly. (source)
- The earlier announced deployment of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade and a Stryker brigade, combined with the new notice that a brigade of the 82nd Airborne is deploying on training duties, suggests that the military component of the new strategy is designed to provide a mobile shield to prevent the Taliban from mounting gains in quasi-conventional warfare in the south and east while giving the civil-political governance building parts of the new strategy breathing space to work. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "quasi" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 18 synonyms for quasi.
apparent, apparently, fake, mock, near, nominal, partly, pretended, pseudo-, seeming, seemingly, semi-, sham, so-called, supposedly, synthetic, virtual, would-be
We have 3 antonyms for quasi.
entire, total, whole
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwāˈzīˌ, -sīˌ, kwäˈzē, -sē)
View up to 25 definitions of quasi from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having a likeness to something; resembling: a quasi success.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) resembling or having a likeness to something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (None) As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to; qualified; -- used as an adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) As if; as it were; in a manner: used in introducing a proposed or possible explanation.
- (None) A prefix or apparent adjective or adverb (and hence often written without the hyphen) meaning ‘seeming,’ ‘apparent’ (equivalent to ‘as it were,’ ‘in appearance,’ in predicate use), expressing some resemblance, but generally implying that what it qualifies is in some degree fictitious or unreal, or has not all the features of what it professes to be: as, a quasi-argument; a quasi-historical account. In construction and partly in sense it is like pseudo-.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having some resemblance