Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jan 8 15:39:19 UTC 2010

On Jan 7, 2010, at 5:55 PM, Herb Stahlke wrote:

> ... I
> got 41k raw googits for "will sunset," putting the search string in
> quotes.  After scanning the first ten pages I would guess that maybe
> 30-40 percent were transitive or intransitive verbs meaning "terminat,
> expire."

and the "sunset provision" verb has a subentry (of the general
"sunset" entry) in OED2, where it's marked as north american.  there
are cites for both intransitive and transitive uses, from 1978 on.

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