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commute as in:  commute from New Jersey

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  • The study shows that the time needed for average commute has increased again.
    commute = regular travel between home and work
  • The announcer got a lot of mileage out of the story, going on about the rubes with their clunker of a vehicle and yapping dog who were making thousands of New York commuters late for work.   (source)
    commuters = people traveling between home and work
  • At the time he wrote these words, he was holding down a full-time job, flipping Quarter Pounders at a McDonald's on the main drag, commuting to work on a bicycle.   (source)
    commuting = travelling
  • The soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors, Coast Guardsmen, cadets, and everyone else in front of me began to shuffle their feet toward the door; it reminded me of commuters leaving a packed subway car, an odd resonance as I approached the open door two thousand feet in the air.   (source)
    commuters = people traveling between home and work
  • You can commute to Penn; you know how easy it is.   (source)
    commute = regularly travel back and forth
  • Valentine, it costs more money than your father will make in his lifetime for me to fly to Earth and back to the Battle School again. I don't commute casually.   (source)
    commute = travel back and forth
  • It was nearly a two-hour commute,   (source)
    commute = regular travel -- such as between home and work
  • I'll only be a twenty-minute train ride from your school, and I'll make the commute to see you every night.   (source)
    commute = regular journey
  • They were just commuting to work.   (source)
    commuting = traveling a regular route
  • Matt commuted there on Friday and came back on Sunday to go back to work on Monday.   (source)
    commuted = traveled a regular route
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  • To have teachers commute to the island or to have a large boat to transport the children to the mainland.   (source)
    commute = make a regular journey of some distance -- typically between home and work
  • Dressed up in white flannels I went over to his lawn a little after seven, and wandered around rather ill at ease among swirls and eddies of people I didn't know — though here and there was a face I had noticed on the commuting train.   (source)
    commuting = taking people between home and work
  • The baron knows, as well as myself, that Milady de Winter is a very guilty woman, and it is treating her very favorably to commute her punishment to transportation.   (source)
    commute = reduce
  • The commuter shuttles ran only a few times a day, so the residents lucky enough to have a job would already be waiting at the bus stop by the highway.†   (source)
  • Shen lived in a luxury housing development reachable by one of the newer commuter rails.†   (source)
  • Often a group of meerkats will take the stance collectively, standing in a huddle and gazing in the same direction, looking like commuters waiting for a bus.†   (source)
  • He is used to it by now, making room for it the way you make room for a commuter on a crowded bus.†   (source)
  • The run-down streets were almost deserted, but when they arrived at the miserable little underground station they found it already full of early-morning commuters.†   (source)
  • I stopped on the sidewalk, commuters streaming past me on either side.†   (source)
  • He rides the commuter rail into Boston, switching to the Green Line at North Station, getting out at Lechmere.†   (source)
  • The shadow of her wings seemed to spread over the entire concourse, making the last of the commuters flee in panic and weighing me down with fear.†   (source)
  • I can feel my fellow commuters shift in their seats, rustle their newspapers, tap at their computers.†   (source)
  • An early morning train was rattling over it—the Q, carrying a load of sleepy dawn commuters.†   (source)
  • Salander parked the Corolla with the automatic transmission by the commuter railway station in Sundbyberg.†   (source)
  • "I met David on a commuter train last week," Jason explained.†   (source)
  • The day's first commuter train, bound for Westport, Greenwich, and New York City.†   (source)
  • Then she became alarmed because a commuter railroad that ran along the south shore of Lake Michigan — from South Bend to Chicago — was about to shut down, so she gathered together a motley collection of railway enthusiasts, environmentalists, and commuters and founded South Shore Recreation, and saved the railroad.†   (source)
  • My son slept sitting in a chair like some boozed commuter, head rolling on his chest.†   (source)
  • Commuter trains of many colors move in all directions, transporting people from place to place.†   (source)
  • The plane was a Fokker Friendship with propellers, a commuter aircraft that seats thirty-five people.†   (source)
  • The cities back East had been built in the railway era, with central business districts linked to outlying suburbs by commuter train and trolley.†   (source)
  • Silences are amplified by small spaces, we found out once we were not only in the car but stuck in a traffic jam, with other annoyed commuters blocking us in on all sides.†   (source)
  • The rural community is home to commuters, dealers, and off-gridders.†   (source)
  • Paul exited the parking lot, turned into traffic, and made his way to the interstate, avoiding the rush of commuters coming in from the suburbs.†   (source)
  • Freight trains took other routes and commuter trains from Boston took passengers only as far as Concord and Lexington, twenty miles away.†   (source)
  • "Get down," I cried, but the rush-hour commuters pushed on, shielding him.†   (source)
  • The next afternoon, November 1, 2001, Mortenson said good-bye to his family before he'd even had a chance to say a proper hello, stuffed a change of clothes into an overnight bag, and caught a commuter flight to Seattle, where he was due to deliver a speech that evening.†   (source)
  • Tired, hungry and inwardly a little frazzled by the shaky commuter flight, she stepped up to one of the counters.†   (source)
  • Hurrying past several commuters, Cooper led them to a street crossing, where they were forced to wait at a traffic light.†   (source)
  • He shouldn't be allowed to produce so much that he'll swamp everybody else off the market...I got stuck in New York yesterday, had to leave my car there and come home on a damn commuters'1 local, couldn't get any gas for the car, they said there's a shortage of oil in the city...Things aren't right.†   (source)
  • Through her window she could hear the heavy hum of air traffic carrying early commuters to offices, late ones home.†   (source)
  • Then there was that one time you and I, Mark, hopped the commuter train to catch that James Bond flick.†   (source)
  • In the daytime, most of the traffic is commuters, some school kids, always a few tourists, many more in the summer.†   (source)
  • Each morning I counted on the service of ordinary commuters who had lives full of their own worries and yet, without fail, at least one of them would do something generous, as if on schedule.†   (source)
  • When we got to the Thruway, he took a hard right into the commuter parking lot instead of driving through the tollbooth.†   (source)
  • Gleaming towers, tree-lined public spaces and promenades, a series of canals allowing commuters to get almost anywhere by boat.†   (source)
  • The many street closures snarled the Potomac River crossings and turned downtown Washington into a parking lot for thousands of commuters.†   (source)
  • Magically I was on the Hoboken ferry and then ashore, far downtown with the daily panic rush of commuters leaping and running and dodging in front, obeying no signals.†   (source)
  • Rod showed his commuter's ticket to the electronic monitor and stepped through to Arizona, in company with a crowd of neighbors.†   (source)
  • And the commute was quite easy now that the Labyrinth is back in service.   (source)
    commute = regular journey
  • "Just once I'd like an easy commute," Percy grumbled.   (source)
    commute = travel between home and work
  • He was just commuting to be with his wife and kids.   (source)
    commuting = traveling a regular route
  • I'd take a commute ten times that just to be with you every night.   (source)
    commute = regular travel -- such as between home and work
  • I planned to fight Piedmont tooth and claw for the right to commute.   (source)
  • Nor will we pay for the upkeep on the boat if you continue to commute.   (source)
  • I asked him, "Did you ever try to get anyone to commute to the island?"   (source)
  • During the winter it would be impossible for someone to commute.   (source)
  • It was not until December that I became a daily commuter.   (source)
    commuter = math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (4×7=7×4)
  • She had come to this office principally because it was an easier commute for her and a slot had come open.   (source)
    commute = route to travel
  • Nice commute for you.   (source)
    commute = regular travel -- such as between home and work
  • He commuted on the weekends.   (source)
    commuted = traveled between two places
  • I had no compass and hoped that the routine of the daily commute would be enough to deliver me to the island.   (source)
    commute = regular travel -- such as between home and work
  • It was decided that I could indeed commute, that it was an excellent way to serve the needs of the island, and that a fresh-milk program should be initiated immediately.   (source)
  • Because I was commuting and because I wished to prove conclusively that it was possible to commute, I never took a day off or failed to make the crossing on account of the prevailing weather conditions.   (source)
  • Two weeks later, I became a commuter.   (source)
    commuter = math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (4×7=7×4)
  • My commutation ticket came back to me with a dark stain from his hand.   (source)
    commutation = from the trip
  • The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea.   (source)
    commuting = of people who need to travel to work each day
  • Every commuter train between Södertälje and Stockholm was searched that evening.†   (source)
  • Eve headed crosstown to Ninth, swung around a commuter tram.†   (source)
  • Dan Dalgard drove to the primate building, one more commuter in a sea of morning traffic.†   (source)
  • There were no stairs, no convenient zip lines, no direct commuter flights to Geirrod's fortress.†   (source)
  • We can take the commuter train to 125th Street, then catch a subway from there.†   (source)
  • About a hundred feet down the span, a Red Line commuter train ground to a halt.†   (source)
  • Someone in the seat behind me gives a sigh of helpless irritation; the 8:04 slow train from Ashburn• to Euston can test the patience of the most seasoned commuter.†   (source)
  • Some of the commuter trains are not as clean as they should be, so whenever the seats are dusty, people often sit on magazines.†   (source)
  • He rides Amtrak to Boston and then switches to a commuter rail, his duffel bag stuffed with course books and dirty laundry.†   (source)
  • As a result of the delay he misses his commuter rail connection in Boston, waits another forty minutes for the next one.†   (source)
  • I'm part of the Friday-evening commuter throng, just another wage slave amongst the hot, tired masses, looking forward to getting home and sitting outside with a cold beer, dinner with the kids, an early night.†   (source)
  • He wishes he could wait with her at South Station for her bus to Maine, but he has a commuter train to catch in ten minutes to take him to the suburbs.†   (source)
  • Was there a family waiting, was she a commuter of the future, did people live unknown to us in the crawlspaces of the what, the infrastructure, down the tunnels and under the bridge approaches?†   (source)
  • His expression as he looked down at Simon was the look of a subway commuter watching a large rat run back and forth on the rails, half-hoping a train will come along and squish it.†   (source)
  • The two of them had been standing for hours in the chilly fog, watching the commuter traffic on Highway 24.†   (source)
  • The eastbound lanes were still clogged with morning commuter traffic, but before Saladin stretched several car-lengths of empty asphalt, a rarity for the metropolitan Washington motorist.†   (source)
  • The crackheads have their own man, Lucero, and some other guy who drives in from Paterson, the only full-time commuter in the area.†   (source)
  • As was her habit, Lee had spent the time during the flight from L.A. to Phoenix working, but once she'd changed to the small commuter plane for the trip to Flagstaff, her work had been forgotten.†   (source)
  • Then she sees it, an ordinary commuter train, silver and blue, ungraffitf d, moving smoothly toward the drawbridge.†   (source)
  • As he fell toward the highway, a horrible scenario flashed through his mind: his body smashing against an SUV's windshield, some annoyed commuter trying to push him off with the wipers.†   (source)
  • On the second day of the massive nuking-Wednesday—the Army caravan flowed with commuter traffic to Reston and deployed behind the monkey house.†   (source)
  • It was a short walk from the 125th Street commuter trains to the nearest subway stop and they made it with no problem.†   (source)
  • They traveled the same route as the one that brought them to the flume in the Bronx, taking the subway to 125th Street and catching the first commuter train back to Connecticut.†   (source)
  • The commuter flights that drone across Africa are often jammed with people, and this flight was probably full.†   (source)
  • The seats are narrow and jammed together on these commuter airplanes, and you notice everything that is happening inside the cabin.†   (source)
  • Last year, I watched a story about rush-hour commuters who were surprised by a blizzard in Chicago.†   (source)
  • The morning commuters were coming in from Cambridge.†   (source)
  • Bored commuters often carried long-range viewers for just such an opportunity.†   (source)
  • Mark looked at the commuters reading their morning papers and had to laugh to himself.†   (source)
  • The commuters who weren't reading were asleep.†   (source)
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commute as in:  commute the sentence

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  • The Justice Department strongly opposed the petition, but the President commuted the 12-year sentence--cutting it in half.
    commuted = exchanged a penalty for one that is less severe
  • Some death sentences were later commuted; 920 men were eventually executed.   (source)
    commuted = reduced
  • The problem was so significant in Illinois that in 2003, Governor George Ryan, a Republican, citing the unreliability of capital punishment, commuted the death sentences of all 167 people on death row.   (source)
  • "He'll go to the chair," said Atticus, "unless the Governor commutes his sentence."   (source)
    commutes = exchanges a punishment for a less severe punishment
  • Until the very last, he hoped for a commutation, since Grace had been given one.   (source)
    commutation = exchange of a penalty for one that is less severe
  • Our five-year sentence had been commuted to house arrest.   (source)
    commuted = exchanged (of a penalty for one that is less severe)
  • He wanted the governor to commute my sentence to life, but that's just another death sentence.   (source)
    commute = exchange for one that is less severe
  • He was initially sentenced to life imprisonment, but his sentence was commuted to twenty years in 1973, of which he served only ten.   (source)
    sentence was commuted = exchanged for one that was less severe
  • However, there was never any talk of his sentence being commuted.   (source)
  • Rome has commuted your sentence.   (source)
    commuted = made less severe
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  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was imprisoned in Florida, but his sentence was commuted by President Johnson, partly for assistance during an outbreak of illness in the prison.†   (source)
  • Colonel Aureliano Buendia, in spite of the violent recriminations of Ursula, refused to commute the sentence.†   (source)
  • But the doctor, a Captain Ono, asked the commanding officer if he would commute the sentence and give the man over to him, for purposes of instruction.†   (source)
  • And there was the Quack, who was petitioning to have his death penalty commuted.   (source)
    commuted = reduced
  • And I'm sorry they didn't see fit to commute your sentence.   (source)
    commute = exchange a penalty for one that is less severe
  • If my own death sentence had not been commuted at the last minute, they would have watched me hang with the same greedy pleasure.   (source)
    commuted = (of a penalty) exchanged for one that is less severe
  • Grace appears to have told one story at the inquest, another one at the trial, and, after her death sentence had been commuted, yet a third.   (source)
    commuted = of a penalty (exchanged for one that is less severe)
  • Such a lady gave a neighborliness to both rank and religion, and mitigated the bitterness of uncommuted tithe.†   (source)
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commutative property as in:  commutative property of addition

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  • The commutative property for multiplication is a lot like that of addition.
    commutative property = the order in which two numbers are multiplied does not change their product (4×7 = 7×4)
  • Does the commutative property apply to subtraction?
    commutative property = not affected by order that numbers are used in a mathematical operation
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  • The commute time alone from the palace to the gates is enough to drive me insane!†   (source)
  • Soon though, the tuna became less frantic, and settled into an easy commute around the tank.†   (source)
  • Jimmy's father said it was better that way, because nobody had to commute to work from the Modules.†   (source)
  • He commuted his pension and provident fund to buy a Bharat bottle-sealing machine.†   (source)
  • A 5:45 wakeup is fairly typical of KIPP students, especially given the long bus and subway commutes that many have to get to school.†   (source)
  • Behind spotless glass doors, people in very good suits commuted busily between offices.†   (source)
  • The team of nine archaeologists and six physicists had found Keep Chronos fascinating but far too crowded with tourists and would-be Shrike pilgrims, so after the first month spent commuting from the hotel, they had set up a permanent camp between the ruined city and the small canyon holding the Time Tombs.†   (source)
  • Ma was so hurt she resolved never to go back there again, a promise she broke again and again, braving the two-hour subway and train commute from her home in Ewing, New Jersey, to sit in church, the only white person in the room, a stranger in the very church that she started in her living room.†   (source)
  • With my long commute, I would be away from home ten to twelve hours a day.†   (source)
  • Strangest commute on earth.†   (source)
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  • It's nice being out early, before the school run, before the commute gets going; the streets are empty and clean, the day full of possibility.†   (source)
  • The bad guys didn't have much of a commute to get to work.†   (source)
  • Stella Horan lived on Carlin Street until she was twenty, commuting to day classes at Lewin Business College in Motton.†   (source)
  • What else but this fever could commute my father's ghost crying, "Jezebel!" into a curl of blue smoke drifting out through a small, bright hole in the thatch?†   (source)
  • Juilliard gave him a partial scholarship, and he began commuting by train in the fall of 1971.†   (source)
  • It was an hour's commute by bus from Clarkston.†   (source)
  • In order to commute more efficiently between their opulent Connecticut manor and an art-filled apartment on Central Park West staffed with uniformed servants, she and her husband bought a helicopter and learned to fly it.†   (source)
  • I wrote what the leaves looked like in autumn when I bicycled out into the hills, and how wonderful it was to live on a campus instead of commuting by bus to a city college and having to live at home, and how all knowledge was opening up before me and perhaps one day I would be able to write great books the way she did.†   (source)
  • When we lived in North River Heights, Dad was usually home by seven p.m. But now he can't get home before nine p.m. because of the long commute from the city.†   (source)
  • Tire tracks are worn into the ground now, from the frequent coming and going of people from the fringe moving in and out, or people from the former Bureau compound commuting back and forth.†   (source)
  • None of these company guys commute empty-handed.†   (source)
  • Reston is situated within easy commuting distance of downtown Washington.†   (source)
  • The kraals of my father's wives were separated by many miles and he commuted among them.†   (source)
  • And even if we got an exception, the commute is too long.†   (source)
  • Herschel was in Memphis, commuting to the trial with his two children.†   (source)
  • Prior to leaving office in January, 1961,Governor Docking, who had been defeated for re-election (in large measure because of his attitude toward capital punishment), commuted the sentences of both these men to life imprisonment, which generally meant that they could apply for parole in seven years.†   (source)
  • You probably know I'm living in the North Valleys now, and the commute has become impossible.†   (source)
  • Jackie and the children are there all the time, while the president commutes from Washington on weekends.†   (source)
  • I was living in Queens while I wrote Sula, commuting to Manhattan to an office job, leaving my children to child-minders and the public school in the fall and winter, to my parents in the summer, and was so strapped for money that the condition moved from debilitating stress to hilarity.†   (source)
  • I had watched my sister move in and then quickly out of a dorm on Penn's campus, bring her possessions back to my parents' house, and commute her first year.†   (source)
  • Numbers start running through her head: she'll need money for the week's commute; and whatever's left they'll need for food-a little, at least, for the four days until this Sunday's chicken dinner at church.†   (source)
  • Their crews performed the final flight checks as the men loaded their gear and piled in for the "commute" to work.†   (source)
  • He commuted daily by train and came home exhausted.†   (source)
  • Grace commuted between them, like some healing shuttle, restoring strand by strand the torn fabric of their lives.†   (source)
  • For the next few weeks we commuted between Alpena and Carson City.†   (source)
  • Or maybe you'll get a job in Charlotte, someplace close enough to commute.†   (source)
  • But while this kind of commuting by a student was almost certainly unprecedented, it would have been hard for any professor to disapprove.†   (source)
  • It was hard to summon the energy to engage with students all day, let alone get through his nearly hour-long commute.†   (source)
  • Maybe you'll feel good about connecting with her again, and then we can get her to talk to the governor on your behalf to commute your sentence to life in prison—†   (source)
  • He commutes.†   (source)
  • From Monday well before dawn to Saturday night, they would be gone, sleeping all week on cramped bunks in the Portia Sue's tiny cabin, for the best oyster beds were up the Eastern Shore rivers, too far away for daily commuting when gas was so strictly rationed.†   (source)
  • A man lived in the house, with his family; the man lived and worked and commuted within the city, moving about, acting, reacting.†   (source)
  • The commuting would be a bit strenuous.†   (source)
  • No more commuting in traffic to and from her tiny apartment.†   (source)
  • I will commute by plane between Eddie's office and Colorado.†   (source)
  • Some Loonies hardly ever traveled; some traveled on business; some commuted from outlying warrens or even from Luna City to Novylen or other way.†   (source)
  • Now every day, while my aunties run errands around the village, my uncles commute with the other men to their posts in the country, where their cattle are tended overnight by sons and hired herd boys.†   (source)
  • Today, newcomers commute from homes on the coast here to jobs in Portland or even Boston.†   (source)
  • I asked Lelia to take care of the place-I didn't think I could do it anyway-and she said sure, she'd do it, she could live there for the week and commute to work until I got back.†   (source)
  • As my day fills with stress, crowded commutes, and endless deadlines, I think of Duncan home alone.†   (source)
  • Or she could commute.†   (source)
  • Greenwich is a town of about 60,000 where a large number of folk commute into New York City every day.†   (source)
  • One evening, after a miserable day at work and a nightmarish commute home, he had knocked on the cyberdoor of an ISIS recruiter and inquired about traveling to Syria to become a fighter.†   (source)
  • I only suspect that he commutes to work in New York.†   (source)
  • His face was such a long upper-lipped Irish prototype that it verged on a joke, and he exuded sadness—something intangibly rumpled, exhausted and resigned that caused me to reflect with a twinge of pain on these lonesome office drinking bouts, the twilight sessions with Yeats and Hopkins, the bleak subway commute to Ozone Park.†   (source)
  • Horses stood stabled where the cars had been, the horses of the business men who lived outside the town, who now rode in in jodhpurs and plastic coats to stable their horses while they commuted up to town in the electric train.†   (source)
  • Nor did I feel like waging war about my commuting.†   (source)
  • His own sentence of death had been allegedly commuted; instead of hanging him, they had cut off his arm and leg in order to send him into the camp and strike terror among the partisans.†   (source)
  • The Democratic Party has a perfect right to ask if the public wants the type of national administration, or state administration, favored by Senator Taft, who indicated he wants the lives of the convicted Nazis spared and who may very well be preparing the way for a Republican propaganda campaign to commute the death sentences of the Nazi murderers.†   (source)
  • Stopping to buy a new commutation ticket at the Pneumatique, he passed the time with an Esper 3, on duty at the Information Desk, who passed Fred the word about Barbara D'Courtney.†   (source)
  • And, of course, Boston was good because it was an easier commute than New York.†   (source)
  • He took two jobs in back-to-back night shifts at the Atlanta airport, an hour's commute by rail.†   (source)
  • It didn't shorten his commute much, but it would allow Zeus to roam.†   (source)
  • I commute to Wetherby's every morning and it only takes forty minutes.†   (source)
  • She'd forgotten to warn Dr. Abaddon about the bizarre commute to her lab, but she couldn't imagine the darkness had slowed them down this much.†   (source)
  • The office I would be working in was just forty-five minutes down the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a tolerable commute.†   (source)
  • The work wasn't bad, but the commute was more than an hour each way, requiring Paula to leave home at five-thirty each morning.†   (source)
  • They inquired with their bosses on her behalf, and within a couple of days she was piling into a friend's car with other refugees for the hour-long commute to a local plant.†   (source)
  • Her shift ran from late afternoon to two in the morning; with the commute, she would get home just after three a. m., in time for a few hours of sleep before the boys woke up for school.†   (source)
  • She was protective to begin with, but after she was mugged on her very first commute home from her job at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Beatrice had taken a hard line.†   (source)
  • She wanted to start a business that could employ women like Beatrice, providing them a living wage without requiring them to commute halfway across Atlanta by bus or train.†   (source)
  • I think they thought about buying a house in the suburbs some years back, but neither one of them wanted to deal with the commute, so we stayed where we were.†   (source)
  • She thought about how foreign soldiers had arrested him, the head of an independent state, in his own country, held him for four days somewhere in the Ukrainian mountains, informed him he was to be executedas, a decade before, they had executed his Hungarian counterpart Imre Nagythen packed him off to Moscow, ordered him to have a bath and shave, to change his clothes and put on a tie, apprised him of the decision to commute his execution, instructed him to consider himself head of state once more, sat him at a table opposite Brezhnev, and forced him to act.†   (source)
  • It wasn't a paid position and she would probably have to commute from home if she got it, but it was MoMA.†   (source)
  • He began making the one-hour commute and arrived promptly each morning at ten.†   (source)
  • Commuting—an hour in each direction, no less—was an alien concept.†   (source)
  • Kevin commuted to Norfolk to see her; she drove down to Morehead City to see him.†   (source)
  • I've lived here all my life, and even when I was in college, I commuted from home.†   (source)
  • I found a furnished apartment in Sawtelle and bought a used Ford for commuting.†   (source)
  • On weekdays, their parents left their respective apartments not long after dawn for their long commutes to work.†   (source)
  • She and Jerry had commuted to work together in it, but the car had started to lay smoke all over the road even before the payments were finished.†   (source)
  • Because I won't be impeded ...and if I do get out of here, I'd like a certain Benjamin's mother to find him alive and well and commuting to Moscow.†   (source)
  • They knew she commuted from New Jersey, but they were chatting about their weekends—about how their boyfriends couldn't believe Joe DiMaggio had announced his retirement.†   (source)
  • Obviously, a young man with his advantages could have been doing good works as a doctor while commuting between Boston and a pleasant suburb—not between a room in what I imagined must be a grubby church rectory and the wasteland of central Haiti.†   (source)
  • Nancy and Jerry had bought the Victorian house not long after they had been assigned to Fort Detrick, which was nearby, within easy commuting distance.†   (source)
  • But his commuting route required him to change at Emigrants' Gap and he found himself unable to resist stopping to rubberneck.†   (source)
  • This gate, being merdy for Terra-surface commuting, was permanently dilated and required no operator, since the two points brought into coincidence were joined by a rigid frame, the solid Earth.†   (source)
  • You commuted against my orders.†   (source)
  • Because I was commuting and because I wished to prove conclusively that it was possible to commute, I never took a day off or failed to make the crossing on account of the prevailing weather conditions.†   (source)
  • These were some distance from their Dr. Shum-o house, and they had to commute at odd hours by streetcar.†   (source)
  • He seemed at times to be asking God to commute these penalties.†   (source)
  • The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.†   (source)
  • But you know, everybody that's anybody commutes nowadays.†   (source)
  • The others came from Manhattan, Hoboken, the Bronx, and one commuted from Bayonne, New Jersey.†   (source)
  • He had been commuting during that year from the small town of Mukaihara, where his mother lived, about an hour by train from the city.†   (source)
  • In the opinion of this column his sentence should have been commuted in recognition of his artistic discrimination.†   (source)
  • Quite on his own, and without a permit, he had begun visiting a few sick people out there in the evenings, after his eight hours at the hospital and-four hours' commuting.†   (source)
  • Will you like commuting?†   (source)
  • He was alone in the parsonage, because for some time his wife had been commuting with their year-old baby to spend nights with a friend in Ushida, a suburb to the north.†   (source)
  • In the spring of 1949, she began commuting by train, about a half hour each way, to the city of Oita, to take courses at Oita University, and in September she passed an examination that qualified her as a nursery-school teacher.†   (source)
  • I suppose that I am commuting a felony, but it is just possible that I am saving a soul.†   (source)
  • On other estates the serfs' compulsory labor was commuted for a quitrent.†   (source)
  • The commutation of his death sentence had been due to some doubts as to his complete sanity, so atrocious was his conduct.†   (source)
  • If but the death sentence could be commuted to life imprisonment— And the Governor, who was a very earnest and conscientious man, listened with all attention to McMillan, whom, as he saw and concluded was decidedly an intense and vital and highly idealistic person.†   (source)
  • All day a horse led by a man at its halter pulled a heavy stone snow-roller through the streets of the resort below; and what looked like an old-fashioned postal carriage on runners, with a plow mounted up front to push great masses of white to each side, commuted between the resort and Davos-Dorf, as the settlement to the north was known.†   (source)
  • Oh, yes—but just the same, before the Governor might he not have said—might he not have said that he was not guilty—or at least not entirely guilty—if only he had seen it that way—that time—and then—then—why then the Governor might have commuted his sentence to life imprisonment—might he not?†   (source)
  • After many preliminary and futile efforts on the part of Belknap and Jephson to obtain a commutation of the sentence of Clyde from death to life imprisonment (the customary filing of a plea for clemency, together with such comments as they had to make in regard to the way the evidence had been misinterpreted and the illegality of introducing the letters of Roberta in their original form, to all of which Governor Waltham, an ex-district attorney and judge from the southern part of the state, had been conscientiously compelled to reply that he could see no reason for interfering) there was now before Governor Waltham Mrs. Griffiths together with the Reverend McMillan.†   (source)
  • By advantage taken of one in fault, in dire peril, and at thy mercy, thou hast seized goods worth above thirteenpence ha'penny, paying but a trifle for the same; and this, in the eye of the law, is constructive barratry, misprision of treason, malfeasance in office, ad hominem expurgatis in statu quo—and the penalty is death by the halter, without ransom, commutation, or benefit of clergy.†   (source)
  • The reader has not forgotten that Jean Valjean had religious habits at M. sur M. Some papers, among others the Constitutional, presented this commutation as a triumph of the priestly party.†   (source)
  • e./, a locomotive), /to switch/, /to side-track/, /to railroad/, /to commute/, /to telescope/ and /to clear the track/.†   (source)
  • /To electrocute/ appeared inevitably in the first public discussion of capital [Pg164] punishment by electricity; /to taxi/ came in with the first taxi-cabs; /to commute/ no doubt accompanied the first commutation ticket; /to insurge/ attended the birth of the Progressive balderdash.†   (source)
  • On hearing this Merlin said, "That will not do, for the lashes worthy Sancho has to receive must be given of his own free will and not by force, and at whatever time he pleases, for there is no fixed limit assigned to him; but it is permitted him, if he likes to commute by half the pain of this whipping, to let them be given by the hand of another, though it may be somewhat weighty."†   (source)
  • /To electrocute/ appeared inevitably in the first public discussion of capital [Pg164] punishment by electricity; /to taxi/ came in with the first taxi-cabs; /to commute/ no doubt accompanied the first commutation ticket; /to insurge/ attended the birth of the Progressive balderdash.†   (source)
  • /towerman/, /switch/, /switching-engine/, /switch-yard/, /switchman/, /track-walker/, /engineer/, /baggage-room/, /baggage-check/, /baggage-smasher/, /accommodation-train/, /baggage-master/, /conductor/, /express-car/, /flat-car/, /hand-car/, /way-bill/, /expressman/, /express-office/, /fast-freight/, /wrecking-crew/, /jerk-water/, /commutation-ticket/, /commuter/, /round-trip/, /mileage-book/, /ticket-scalper/, /depot/, /limited/, /hot-box/, iron-horse, /stop-over/, /tie/, /rail/, /fish-plate/, /run/, /train-boy/, /chair-car/, /club-car/, /diner/, /sleeper/, /bumpers/, /mail-clerk/, /passenger-coach/, /day-coach/, /excursionist/, [Pg083] /excursion-train/, /railroad-man/†   (source)
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