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var. of -able in words borrowed from Latin, orig. suffixed to verb stems ending in a labial consonant ( labile; nubile), later added to other verb stems ( agile; docile; facile; fragile).
Compare -tile.
[< Latin -ilis, alter. of -ibilis by haplology, as habilis able from *habibilis]


a suffix of adjectives borrowed from Latin, meaning “pertaining to or characteristic of” the class of persons named by the stem: infantile; juvenile; puerile; virile.
[< Latin -ī-lis]


a suffix used to form words denoting the value of a statistical variable that divides a distribution into a given number of equal-sized groups, as specified by the initial element of the word: decile; percentile.
[on the model of quintile or sextile]


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Ever since young Stiggs coming from that unfort'nt v'y'ge of his, when he was gone four years and a half, with only three barrels of ile, was found dead in my first floor back, with his harpoon in his side; ever since then I allow no boarders to take sich dangerous weepons in their rooms at night.
The Chateau du Glandier is one of the oldest chateaux in the Ile de France, where so many building remains of the feudal period are still standing.
"It's us must break the treaty when the time comes; and till then I'll gammon that doctor, if I have to ile his boots with brandy."
In the fifteenth century, the Seine bathed five islands within the walls of Paris: Louviers island, where there were then trees, and where there is no longer anything but wood; l'ile aux Vaches, and l'ile Notre-Dame, both deserted, with the exception of one house, both fiefs of the bishop--in the seventeenth century, a single island was formed out of these two, which was built upon and named l'ile Saint-Louis--, lastly the City, and at its point, the little islet of the cow tender, which was afterwards engulfed beneath the platform of the Pont-Neuf.
They had left the Ile Ratonneau, where the lighthouse stood, on the right, and were now opposite the Point des Catalans.
d'Artagnan will conduct the prisoner to the Ile Sainte-Marguerite.
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
He felt the need of making a trip in the Ile de France, and begged us -- the Comte de la Fere and Monsieur du Vallon -- to accompany him.
Bununla birlikte, arastirmacilarin daha once basari ile uyguladiklari islemler, daha sonra yapilacak calismalarda pozitif bir sonuca ulasma ihtimalini artirmaktadir (20).
Yontemler: Calismaya en az bir el bileginde KTS tanisi almis 25 hasta ile KTS tanisi olmayan 23 saglikli gonulluye ait toplam 72 el bilegi dahil edildi.
The goals of the current study were to characterize patients with ILE who were seen in an academic rheumatology clinic and to evaluate approaches to classification and outcome assessment that could be applicable to clinical trial interventions.
On the other hand, the SNP in GSTP1 gene resulting in amino acid substitutions at codon 105 (Ile [right arrow] Val) is also associated with reduced detoxifying activity of the GST enzyme and cancer risk but less studied in premalignant gastric lesions.