Despite his self-assigned nickname “The chosen One” and his recent decision to relocate to Florida, LeBron is not Jewish.
After a six week trial run, Fox has chosen not to continue forward with the daytime talk show.
Jobs was supremely committed to his chosen uniform: faded, relaxed-fit jeans and a black mock turtleneck.
Some of us wore pink head scarves, the color we've chosen to symoblize our "pink pray-in" movement of Islamic feminism.
I would have chosen absolutely any other kind of injury or disease but this.
The members of each branch of the Legislature are chosen biennially.
It was terrible to be chosen in this way to be the arbiter of Destiny.
He had chosen a moment when her attention was distracted to slip out unobserved.
But she bore trouble in her own bosom, and could find no peace in this chosen land.
Goldsmith was chosen professor of history at a later period.
"the elect, the select," especially those selected by God, c.1200, from past participle of choose (v.). Chosen people for "the Jews" is recorded from 1530s.
Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.
spoken of warriors (Ex. 15:4; Judg. 20:16), of the Hebrew nation (Ps. 105:43; Deut. 7:7), of Jerusalem as the seat of the temple (1 Kings 11:13). Christ is the "chosen" of God (Isa. 42:1); and the apostles are "chosen" for their work (Acts 10:41). It is said with regard to those who do not profit by their opportunities that "many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt. 20:16). (See ELECTION.)