- Gradually Barcelona had petered out in that first half, Ronaldinho in particular.
- A path petered out a few feet from my washing line at the back.
- The men in green will be disappointed with their performance as their smooth first half petered out in the second.
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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Late Middle English: from the given name Peter, applied in many transferred uses. The current sense dates from the early 20th century.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
Late 19th century: from Blue Peter (the invitation to one's partner to play a further lead in the suit being likened to the raising of this flag).
- The purpose of this blog is to share and discuss info about recent New Testament research with a particular emphasis on 1 Peter.
- The biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan dates the account of the passion within the Gospel of Peter to the middle of the first century C.E.
Definition of peter in:
- British & World English dictionary
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