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The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
Oscar Wilde
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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sīc (thus, so).

Adverb

sic (not comparable)

Positive
sic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. thus; thus written
Usage notes
  • The term sic is most often used in quoted material (usually in square brackets, and sometimes italicized) to indicate that the preceding segment of the quote was copied faithfully, in spite of a mistake or seeming mistake; that is, that the mistake or seeming mistake was in the original text, and not due to misquoting on the part of the present writer.
  • It is also sometimes used outside of quoted material to emphasize that the preceding segment of text was intentionally written as is; that is, that a seeming mistake in the text is not, in fact, a mistake (or if it is, that it's an intentional mistake).
Related terms
  • sic passim (Used to indicate that the preceding word, phrase, or term is used in the same manner (or form) throughout the remainder of a text.)
  • sic transit gloria mundi

Etymology 2

Variant of seek.

Alternative spellings

Verb

Infinitive
to sic

Third person singular
sic

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
c

to sic (third-person singular simple present sic, present participle c, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To incite an attack by, especially a dog or dogs.
    He sicced his dog on me!
  2. (transitive) To set upon; to chase; to attack
    Sic 'em, Mitzi.
Usage notes
  • The sense of "set upon" is most commonly used as an imperative, in a command to an animal.
Translations

Latin

Adverb

sīc [[Category:Template:lang:la adverbs|sic]]

  1. thus, so, or just like that

Derived terms


Scots

Adjective

sic (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
sic

Comparative
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Superlative
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also sich

  1. such

Pronoun

sic , sich

  1. such

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