So imagine my surprise when I saw him scan the movie selections on the airline personal movie player and select Sex and the City.
And to a lesser degree, so it was last week when Afghans went to the polls to select a president.
ELIZABETH GAFFNEY When it came time to select summer interns—or editors, for that matter—George certainly did not want ugly ones.
The North Dakota caucuses will not select a single delegate Tuesday.
Given the choice, I'd predict voters will select "I'll keep everything the same" before "let's try new things!"
He retreated, carrying with him the best arms he could select for the use of his general.
It is not necessarily his own religious belief that he will select.
No man can select his ancestors; no man can select his environment.
Only that small, select number who were above, and led all the rest.
The violet carpenter-bee is, perhaps, the most interesting example we can select.
1560s, from Latin selectus, past participle of seligere "choose out, single out, select; separate, cull," from se- "apart" (see secret (n.)) + legere "to gather, select" (see lecture (n.)). The noun meaning "a selected person or thing, that which is choice" is recorded from c.1600. New England selectman first recorded 1640s.
1560s, from select (adj.) or from Latin selectus. Related: Selected; selecting.