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[et-set-er-uh, ‐se-truh] /ɛtˈsɛt ər ə, ‐ˈsɛ trə/
noun, plural etceteras.
a number of other things or persons unspecified.
etceteras, extras or sundries.
Origin of etcetera
1375-1425; noun use of et cetera Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The explorers encountered many dangers in their excursions, also in falling into crevasses, etcetera.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • He wanted to hear a French sermon; he wanted to be quiet, away from the world, etcetera.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • Even in my time I have seen many changes of this sort, not only in medicine, but in diet, etcetera.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • The pulleys by which sails, etcetera, are hoisted, are named blocks.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • He enters the schoolroom; the chemical elements are seething in riot, books are being torn and thrown, ink spilt, etcetera.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • There are clipper sloops, clipper yachts, clipper ships, etcetera.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • The poorer artisans connected with the wool trade—wool-beaters, carders, washers, etcetera.

    Romola George Eliot
  • His home most likely was not what she had been used to but, etcetera, etcetera.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Here is a cooking-range with an oven, a bookcase, tables, etcetera.

  • There he had been questioned closely as to where he came from, etcetera.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne

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