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Feb
11
awarded  Teacher
Feb
11
answered Is the phrase “logic and reason” grammatically correct?
Feb
11
awarded  Scholar
Feb
11
accepted “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
Feb
11
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
@erich: Although I'm not 100% certain this is the answer, IMNSHO it's the closest anyone has gotten. Thanks!
Feb
10
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
@JimReynolds: perhaps, or perhaps it's from some other source he didn't mention. In either case I don't believe that it in any way diminishes the fact that, amongst all these learned, high-rep souls, he is the one who didn't question whether I had the right word, he simply found (quite probably) the origin of the phrase I was inquiring about.
Feb
10
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
See @erich's answer below. I think he's found it.
Feb
10
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
By George! I think you've got it! I like "to cherish" as a possible precursor to a meaning of "to obey". It's also interesting that another of the several meanings is "to linger", which is not a bad way to describe "being hove to" in a sailboat, or to staying at the net in a tennis game. I'll wait a bit longer to see what else pops up, but I think you get nod on this one.
Feb
10
revised “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
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Feb
10
revised “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
Expand on the question, give usage examples from other web sites, typo, more examples
Feb
10
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
No, that's not the one unless "hew" and "hove" are linguistically connected through some identifiable path. Please look at the pages I linked to in my Update. Each of them uses "hove" in a sense that is at least related to my original sample.
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
9
comment “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
No, I'm not looking for another word. Please see my update to the initial question, including links to other pages that use "hove" in a sense somewhat similar to how I used it.
Feb
9
awarded  Editor
Feb
9
revised “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
Expand on the question, give usage examples from other web sites, typo
Feb
9
awarded  Commentator
Feb
9
asked “To hove to a standard” — correct usage?
Jan
13
comment Colorful term for someone with a long-overdue library book
I literally (dare I say it?) laughed out loud at slow reader.
Jan
4
comment Is there a synonym for “satisfied customer” or “one who can testify”?
Is this perhaps the original meaning of a reference librarian? She knows you have borrowed and returned books in the past, so she vouches that you will do so in the future. (My wife was a reference librarian years ago and thinks this is one of the few decent jokes I have come up with in years. :-)
Jan
3
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