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We neutered our dog.
  to remove part of the sexual organs so that an animal cannot reproduce


neither masculine nor feminine


to remove the strength of
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neuter neutered neutering neuters
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  • We neutered our dog.
  • ’it’ is the third-person singular neuter pronoun
  • They want to neuter that special interest group so it won’t again influence future legislation.
  • "Well, for one thing, he’s been neutered."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • Hard work and bad food appeared to have neutered her, worn away her feminine characteristics, and left her almost bald.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Most Jewish males I have observed are contemptibly neuter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • To my knowledge, no other cat or dog in Coalwood had ever been neutered before.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She felt like screaming, Yes, she was having problems, when they had chosen something to be neutered, they’d made a mistake, they should have chosen her.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Wearing only a silken loincloth wrapped around his buttocks and neutered sex organ, Mal’akh began his preparations.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Probably neuter.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • ’Verb neuter, not to care.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • It was important for me to remain neutral, neuter.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • By early evening all the sky to the north had darkened and the spare terrain they trod had turned a neuter gray as far as eye could see.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Each rule of the Great Convention begins: "The forms must be obeyed …. " GREAT MOTHER: the horned goddess, the feminine principle of space (commonly: Mother Space), the feminine face of the male-female-neuter trinity accepted as Supreme Being by many religions within the Imperium.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • As when Macbeth’s wife made that prayer, "Unsex me here!" A call so hard, to what is so hard, that it makes the soul neuter.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • This boy’s not for neutering.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • These are beings of the great neuter species: impotent men, parasites, cyphers, who have a little land, a little folly, a little wit; who would be rustics in a drawing-room, and who think themselves gentlemen in the dram-shop; who say, "My fields, my peasants, my woods"; who hiss actresses at the theatre to prove that they are persons of taste; quarrel with the officers of the garrison to prove that they are men of war; hunt, smoke, yawn, drink, smell of tobacco, play billiards, stare…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "I heard you, but this neuters the hotel," he said breathlessly.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "And," he said, pausing, "you probably want to start thinking seriously about having him neutered."
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • All our cats had been fixed, but it was hard to find a program in the area for free or discounted spay or neutering.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Male and female Glatun were nonsentient parasites that existed within a brood pouch on the Glatun sentient neuters.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Neutered, sexless, impersonalized.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Less the reminders of properties told my words, And more the reminders they of life untold, and of freedom and extrication, And make short account of neuters and geldings, and favor men and women fully equipt, And beat the gong of revolt, and stop with fugitives and them that plot and conspire.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • How the dative pronoun got itself [Pg225] fastened upon /self/ in the third person masculine and neuter is one of the mysteries of language, but there it is, and so, against all logic, history and grammatical regularity, /himself/, /themselves/ and /itself/ (not /its-self/) are in favor today.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • If it was male or female it would stay there, more or less turned off, until a ceremony where it would be transferred to a young neuter.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • As Dr. Jay had predicted, neutering had not diminished Marley’s exuberance one bit.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • If a neuter, it would he raised to a certain size, released from the pouch, then raised to adulthood by its "parent" neuter.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "Neutered?" she whispered.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • If a neuter, it would he raised to a certain size, released from the pouch, then raised to adulthood by its "parent" neuter.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Neutered?
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The broken-down town, in which I had felt neutered, became the place where it had all come to me.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He came out of a panelled door in one of those tightfitting European suits that exaggerate the shoulders and hug the waist, the rear panels of the jacket flowing like a peacock’s tail — the product of designers determined to be chic at the price of neutering the male image.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • At the time I was not so much politically innocent as a political neuter, a castrato, and I read the Post not for its liberal editorials or for Max Lerner’s columns—all of which bored me—but for its breezy big-city journalistic style and its alluring reports on the haut monde, notably those of Leonard Lyons.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The animal shelter the cats were at spayed and neutered them for us and gave them all their shots.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Beyond being neutered.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Tyler had been trying to pin down what Granadica, neuter though it was, sounded like.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • …Gender/ /Nominative/ he they /Possessive Conjoint/ his their /Possessive Absolute/ hisn theirn /Objective/ him them /Feminine Gender/ /Nominative/ she they /Possessive Conjoint/ her their /Possessive Absolute/ hern theirn /Objective/ her them /Neuter Gender/ /Nominative/ it they /Possessive Conjoint/ its theirn /Possessive Absolute/ its their /Objective/ it them These inflections, as we shall see, are often disregarded in use, but nevertheless it is profitable to glance at them as they…
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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