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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 24 10:58:56 EST 2017


Probably in OED, but noteworthy anyway.

Today's HSS hearing on Rep. Price:

Sen. Wyden: Will you _commit_ that no one will be worse off under the
executive order?

Evidently the idea of merely "promising" or "solemnly promising" is now so
laughable as to require a new usage.

JL

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