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Opine has been around since the 15th century, and while it certainly is not a rare word today, not everyone is inclined to take it seriously. Commentators have described it as a stilted word, appropriate only in facetious use - and it does have an undeniable tendency to turn up in humorous writing. Recent evidence, however, suggests that it is being used in perfectly respectable contexts more often. It typically serves to emphasize that the opinion being reported is just that - an opinion. The etymology of opine is perfectly respectable, too. The term derives from the Middle French opiner "to express one's opinion" and the Latin opinari, meaning "to have an opinion or "to think. You can opine about any subject you like. Send us feedback. Sign Up Dictionary Entries near opine opinant opinative opinator opine opiner opiniate opiniative. Accessed 7 Nov.
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When I was 19, my boyfriend considered himself an atheist. There's a picture of the magic rock he found while digging a neighbor's well. I let her know it's not healthy to expect someone else to change - we can only control ourselves and not others. Be open and talk about your ideals. My next serious boyfriend was raised Methodist but considered himself non-denominational Christian and people would comment on that instead of his character. What about the folks at church.
Anything she learned about mormonsim, she wanted to learn on her own. That isn't fair on you, and again will create stress and a stress point in the relationship. Each to their own though. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page. I was recently married to my husband in the Twin Falls, Idaho temple for time and all eternity. Once you both die, you will not be married in the afterlife and she will get assigned to be the polygamous wife of someone else. You will have to bring her down to reality. He is absolutely, hands-down my favorite human being on the planet.