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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To end a relationship suddenly or callously.
noun: A person, especially a woman, who discards a lover.
Of uncertain origin, perhaps from the name Gillian (or Jillian/Jill). Earliest documented use: 1660.
"Even so, it is unlikely, analysts said, that China would jilt Khartoum for Juba [capital of South Sudan] -- that would probably alarm other repressive and corrupt regimes, such as those in Angola and Equatorial Guinea, where China has forged highly profitable oil relationships."
Sudarsan Raghavan & Andrew Higgins; China Caught Between Two Sudans; The Washington Post; Mar 24, 2012.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg, poet (1878-1967)