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Word of the Day 08/11/19 Qua

Qua (adverb)
qua [ kwey, kwah ]


adverb
1. as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.


Origin: 1640–50; < Latin qua feminine ablative singular of qui who

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUA
Nihil tamen a matrice alienatur a qua proprietates suas ducit.
HISTORY OF DOGMA, VOLUME 2 (OF 7)|ADOLPH HARNACK

Qua describitur autoris navigatio, quæque in mari vidit memoriæ prodenda: Villegagnonis in America gesta, etc.
THE RISE OF THE HUGENOTS, VOL. 1 (OF 2)|HENRY MARTYN BAIRD

A sister is a creature whose very property and tendency (qua sister) is to alienate herself, not to gather round your centre.
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 2|THOMAS DE QUINCEY

They hated Englishmen, qua Englishmen, and made no secret of it.
IRELAND AS IT IS|ROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)

When I say “we,” I mean mankind generally, for things may exist qua one man and not qua another.
THE NOTE-BOOKS OF SAMUEL BUTLER|SAMUEL BUTLER

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