One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the capacity of; as being.‘shareholders qua members may be under obligations to the company’
- ‘The Irish qua Irish have no more title to self-determination than have the freckled, red-haired or bow-legged.’
- ‘The problem is in the design of the game qua game.’
- ‘As shareholders, qua shareholders, they must be treated equally.’
- ‘Denigrate men qua men, though, and you're hip and clever.’
- ‘Very little is made of Jesus qua male in the canon.’
- ‘The concert hall is the very field of communication qua meaning.’
- ‘Indian politicians are, I'll just simply aver, the best in the world, qua politicians-committed-to-winning.’
- ‘Similarly, an analysis of Raging Bull needs to consider the kitchen qua boxing ring, and vice-versa.’
- ‘A demand is embedded in the very grain of the voice qua voice irrespective of the meaning it carries.’
- ‘People who bleat on about the ‘artistic’ potential of television qua television are equally deluded.’
- ‘Supermodels qua supermodels properly belong to the 80s, that Gilded Age that we shall never quite see the likes of again.’
- ‘These artists and craftsmen were utterly unselfconscious of what they did qua artists and craftsmen.’
- ‘By contrast, a judge is not, qua judge, an interpreter of Catholic doctrine.’
- ‘That is, the logic of power is a reified logic to which the prince must, qua prince, ultimately submit.’
- ‘Note, however, that one can to some extent rationally accept s qua a member of G and accept not-s as a private person.’
Latin, ablative feminine singular of qui ‘who’.
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