quite englannista suomeksi
sangen, melko, aika, kohtalaisen
täysin, aivan, ihan
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
2005, Adrian Searle, ''The Guardian'', 4 October:
- Nobuyoshi Araki has been called a monster, a pornographer and a genius—and the photographer quite agrees.
1891, (w), ''On Newfound River'':
- Margaret passed quite through the pines, and reached the opening beyond which was what was once the yard, but was now, except for a strip of flower-border and turf which showed care, simply a tangle of bushes and briars.
2010, Joanna Briscoe, ''The Guardian'', 30 October:
- Religion and parochial etiquette are probed to reveal unhealthy, and sometimes shockingly violent, internal desires quite at odds with the surface life of a town in which tolerance is preached.
(RQ:Burroughs Son of Tarzan)
1950, C. S. Lewis, ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe''
- It was almost quite dark in there and she kept her arms stretched out in front of her so as not to bump her face into the back of the wardrobe.
2003, (w), ''A Devil's Chaplain'':
- When I warned him that his words might be offensive to identical twins, he said that identical twins were a quite different case.
2011, Peter Preston, ''The Observer'', 18 September:
- Create a new, quite separate, private company – say Murdoch Newspaper Holdings – and give it all, or most of, the papers that News Corp owns.
(RQ:Galsworthy In Chancery)
2009, John F. Schmutz, ''The Battle of the Crater: A complete history'':
- However, the proceedings were quite carefully orchestrated to produce what seemed to be a predetermined outcome.
2011, Bob Burgess, ''The Guardian'', 18 October:
- Higher education institutions in the UK are, quite rightly, largely autonomous.
1898, (w), ''Nell of Shorne Mills'':
- "My little plot has been rather successful, after all, hasn't it?" "Quite a perfect success," said Drake.
2001, Paul Brown, ''The Guardian'', 7 February:
- While the government claims to lead the world with its plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the figures tell quite a different story.
2010, Dave Hill, ''The Guardian'', 5 November:
- London Underground is quite unique in how many front line staff it has, as anyone who has travelled on the Paris Metro or New York Subway will testify.
(RQ:Saki Reginald in Russia)
1923, "The New Pictures", ''Time'', 8 October:
- Scaramouche has already been greeted as the finest French Revolution yet brought to the screen-and even if you are a little weary of seeing a strongly American band of sans-culottes demolish a pasteboard Paris, you should not miss Scaramouche, for it is quite the best thing Rex Ingram has done since The Four Horsemen.
1830, Senate debate, 15 April:
- To debauch the Indians with rum and cheat them of their land was quite a Government affair, and not at all criminal; but to use rum to cheat them of their peltry, was an abomination in the sight of the law.
2011, Gilbert Morris, ''The Crossing'':
- “Looks like you and Clay had quite a party,” she said with a glimmer in her dark blue eyes.
(RQ:Trollope Eustace Diamonds)
2006, Sherman Alexie, "When the story stolen is your own", ''Time'', 6 February:
- His memoir features a child named Tommy Nothing Fancy who suffers from and dies of a seizure disorder. Quite the coincidence, don't you think?
(n-g); exactly so.
(alternative form of)
the action of removal
(es-verb form of)