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):


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)

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

-- Tony Blair (English Statesman)

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)

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?

-- Michael Torke (American Composer)

Things are going very smoothly. As expected, there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready.

-- Laurel Clark (American Astronaut)

People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.

-- Herbert Beerbohm Tree (English Actor)

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.

-- Helmut Jahn ( Architect)

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)

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

-- Henry Harland (American Novelist)

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)

Everybody is excited to play so I think who plays with whom is a minor thing at this point.

-- Mats Sundin (Canadian Athlete)

We are minor in everything but our passions.

-- Elizabeth Bowen (Irish Novelist)

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)

A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.

-- Edward Tufte (American Educator)

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

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'm a minor player in my own life story.

-- Tony Wilson (British Journalist)

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.

-- Stephen Hawking (English Physicist)

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.

-- Jim Evans (American Athlete)

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)

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

-- Howard Staunton (English Celebrity)

Promoting a record on a major label is like running a minor military campaign.

-- Robyn Hitchcock (English Musician)

If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won't have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.

-- Juan Marichal (American Athlete)

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)

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)

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.

-- Bobby Orr (Canadian Athlete)

We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference. We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already on the ground in Afghanistan. That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.

-- Brit Hume (American Journalist)

I like minor tunes.

-- Marian McPartland (English 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)

I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision.

-- Bobby Brown (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Richard Burr (American Politician)

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)

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)


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