“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
“There are some things you still have to go to state functionaries for like applying for a passport,” says Kareem.
The message was left for someone called “Nana,” applying for work in a factory.
And I think a lot of people are applying a lot of stuff from the comics to it.
Keenan surmises that law enforcement, including the FBI, may be applying the same tactics in this case.
The great Luther was right in applying this saying to the church.
And—perhaps you'd better not say you are applying until we find out if there is a vacancy.
But Milton scorns the thought of applying learning to the service of material gain.
Your applying, however, to Reginald can be productive only of good to all parties.
Take care that no glair runs on to the fore-edge when applying it or when draining it off.
late 14c., "to put (one's faculties, etc.) to some task or career," late 14c., from Old French aploiier "apply, use, attach" (12c., Modern French appliquer), from Latin applicare "attach to, join, connect;" figuratively, "devote (oneself) to, give attention," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + plicare "fold" (see ply (v.1)). The etymological sense is "bring things in contact with one another." Of lotions, from early 15c. Meaning "seek a job by submitting an application for one" is from 1851. A by-form applicate is recorded from 1530s. Related: Applied; applying.