Definition of mention in English:
- I shall briefly mention some instances of how each of the two problems may be solved.
- First of all I must mention two parks very briefly; these parks are well known but underrated and largely ignored.
- I briefly mention the difficulty of shopping with one eye in bandage.
- He was also mentioned as a candidate for the bowling coach of the national side.
- I've heard a few people mention me as a Rookie of the Year candidate, but I don't like to think about that stuff.
- That's like trying to talk about the history of free market economics and not mention the name Adam Smith.
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- In fact the survey question made no mention of shutting out vehicles, nor denying access to a major section of the Desert Park and to the gullies.
- She made no mention of the challenges faced by the workers exploited by the minimum-wage employers.
- The trial judge did not seem to turn his mind to it and of course we know that defence counsel made no mention of it either.
- There are a couple noteworthy mentions among the supporting cast as well.
- Also worthy of a mention at this juncture are the two tasty releases I received recently from Hit and Run records featuring the multi genre defying Audio Deluxe.
- But other plants are equally worthy of a mention.
mind from Old English:
English mind shares its ancient root with Latin mens ‘mind’, from which demented (mid 17th century), mental (Late Middle English), and mention derive. The mind can do many wonderful things, including ‘boggling’. The phrase the mind boggles, meaning that someone becomes astonished or overwhelmed at the thought of something, is first recorded in the 1890s. Boggle itself is probably a dialect word related to bogle ‘a phantom or goblin’ and bogey ‘an evil or mischievous spirit’. Someone may have warned you to mind your Ps and Qs, ‘be careful to behave well and avoid giving offence’. The expression has been known since the 1770s, but its exact origins are uncertain. One obvious suggestion is that it comes from a child's early days of learning to read and write, when they might find it difficult to distinguish between the two tailed letters p and q. Another idea suggests that printers had to be very careful to avoid confusing the two letters when setting metal type. Mind how you go!, meaning ‘be careful, look after yourself’, has been common in Britain since the 1940s. It was popularized by the long-running BBC TV series Dixon of Dock Green ( 1955–76), in which it was a catchphrase of the avuncular PC George Dixon, along with evening all.
don't mention it
- A polite expression used to indicate that an apology or an expression of thanks is not necessary.
mention someone in one's will
- Used to introduce an additional fact or point that reinforces the point being made: I’m amazed you find the time, not to mention the energy, to do any work at allMore example sentences
- You may end up with lung or heart problems, risking quite a few forms of cancer, and not to mention what it can do to an unborn child.
- His is by far the most comprehensive coverage in the blogosphere, not to mention that he really knows his stuff.
- The band are highly energetic, unique and lots of fun, not to mention very talented.
- Example sentences
- We've got, now, a surplus that is barely mentionable, $200 billion or $300 billion, according to their estimation of it.
- The first Computer based tutorial has animated lessons, rhymes and stories, which certainly are of mentionable quality.
- When Cawood batted only Stuart Baxter made a mentionable score.
Words that rhyme with mentionabstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension
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