Examples of opine in a Sentence
Many people opine that the content of Web pages should be better regulated.
You can opine about any subject you like.
Recent Examples of opine from the Web
And that, to a certain portion of the opining, moviegoing public, is apparently almost as pleasurable an activity as drawing one’s own conclusion, backed by reason and emphasized by the turn of a thumb.
In both cases, the medical examiner’s office opined that some of the injuries were caused by CPR.
In the very long term, Klotzbach, a protégé of the late hurricane-forecast pioneer William M. Gray, has opined that the basin might be undergoing a sea change.
Woods’s mug shot sparked similar opining on Monday.
Already, some iPad app developers are opining in blogs and forums about iPad design principles.
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Did You Know?
Opine has been around since the 15th century, and while it certainly is not a rare word today, not everyone is inclined to take it seriously. Commentators have described it as a stilted word, appropriate only in facetious use - and it does have an undeniable tendency to turn up in humorous writing. Recent evidence, however, suggests that it is being used in perfectly respectable contexts more often. It typically serves to emphasize that the opinion being reported is just that - an opinion. The etymology of opine is perfectly respectable, too. The term derives from the Middle French opiner ("to express one's opinion") and the Latin opinari, meaning "to have an opinion or "to think."
Origin and Etymology of opine
Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French opiner, from Latin opinari to have an opinion
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
OPINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opine for English Language Learners
: to express an opinion about something
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