Definitions for: Minor(ip)


[adj] (British) of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor"



Synonyms: junior




Famous Quotes Containing Minor(ip):


I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it.

-- Gerry Cooney (American Athlete)

God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.

-- Giacomo Casanova (Italian Celebrity)

Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.

-- Tony Blair (English Statesman)

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.

-- Paul Thomas Anderson (American Director)

Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?

-- Henry Harland (American Novelist)

I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don't want to know that. I just want to know that there's a combination of notes that makes a sound.

-- Lee Konitz (American Musician)

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.

-- Kevin J. Anderson (American Writer)

The inconveniences we faced within this state are minor compared to... New Orleans.

-- Richard Burr (American Politician)

The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis.

-- Talcott Parsons (American Sociologist)

I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?

-- Kate Chopin (American Author)

It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way.

-- Kathy Acker (American Activist)

That's something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you're not feeling right about what you're doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don't know if that's true, but I do it.

-- Marian McPartland (English Musician)

This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.

-- Jeri Ryan (American Actress)

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay. No one would make those arguments today.

-- Martin Feldstein (American Economist)

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.

-- Peter Bart (American Editor)

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces.

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.

-- Marilyn Ferguson (American Writer)

Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.

-- Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Athlete)

We've had such thorough training, we've had an excellent team on the ground. With the minor glitches that have occurred, we've been able to take care of them. And the teams on the ground are getting tons of incredible data.

-- Laurel Clark (American Astronaut)

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

-- Joni Mitchell (Canadian Musician)

A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.

-- Lafcadio Hearn (Japanese Author)

After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes.

-- Rudolph A. Marcus (Canadian Scientist)

I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me.

-- Margaret Walker (American Poet)

We are minor in everything but our passions.

-- Elizabeth Bowen (Irish Novelist)

I like minor tunes.

-- Marian McPartland (English Musician)

In addition, the bill passed by the House requires a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different state to notify one parent in the home state.

-- Virgil Goode (American Politician)

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.

-- Alan Dundes (American Educator)

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.

-- Avril Lavigne (Canadian Musician)

Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.

-- William Throsby Bridges (Australian Soldier)

If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved.

-- Buffy Sainte-Marie ( -)

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russian Author)

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.

-- Vince Lombardi (American Coach)

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.

-- Mark Haddon (English Novelist)


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