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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Etymology

From Old English ċēosan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to choose

Third person singular
chooses

Simple past
chose

Past participle
chosen

Present participle
choosing

to choose (third-person singular simple present chooses, present participle choosing, simple past chose, past participle chosen)
  1. To elect.
    He was chosen as president in 1990
  2. To pick.
    I chose a nice, ripe apple from the bowl.
  3. To decide to act in a certain way.
    I chose to walk to work today.

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References

  • "choose" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

choose” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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