One of the newest USAWC corporate partners, Kate Spade New York, is committed to reviving the cashmere industry in Afghanistan.
But when I asked which firm she now worked at, I realized I had committed a faux pas.
“There is a new generation of deli lovers who are committed to reviving the culture,” Sax said.
Before the end of the Cold War, comparing Democrats to communists was considered bad form even for committed conservatives.
There's a scene in which a nude Amy Elliott-Dunne, played with committed gusto by Rosamund Pike, is washing off in the shower.
He says, "I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him against that day."
The fault was committed inside the family too, and that makes a great difference.
The Jewish error is one that is often committed, their mistake often repeated.
Butterby was saying that there was no doubt the theft had been committed by Arthur Channing.
Stockdale was also summoned, cross-examined, and committed, but to Newgate.
1590s, "entrusted, delegated," past participle adjective from commit (v.). Meaning "locked into a commitment" is from 1948.
late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."
commit com·mit (kə-mĭt')
v. com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting, com·mits
To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.