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n. pl. qua·li·a (-lē-ə)
A property, such as whiteness, considered independently from things having the property.

[From Latin quāle, neuter of quālis, of what kind; see quality.]
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(ˈkwɑːlɪ; ˈkweɪ-)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Philosophy) philosophy an essential property or quality
[C17: Latin, neuter singular of qualis of what kind]
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(ˈkwɑ li, -leɪ, ˈkweɪ li)

n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
a quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.
[1665–75; < Latin quāle, neuter singular of quālis of what sort]
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Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs.
Quale, of which the subject seemed to be--if I understood it--the brotherhood of humanity, and gave utterance to some beautiful sentiments.
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Confidio, a technology-enabled pharmacy benefit advisory firm in Towson, has named Sonja Quale, PharmD to be chief clinical officer and vice president of informatics.
La ludolinguistica--applicata all'insegnamento del lessico, della grammatica e ad elementi culturali--nasce diversi anni fa e si evolve grazie al suo ideatore e sviluppatore, Anthony Mollica, il quale, a partire dal 1979 (Anthony Mollica, "Games and Language Activities for the Italian High School Classroom".
Si digo, por ejemplo, que tengo algo de "tension corporal", que "me encuentro inquieto" o que esta activa mi insula anterior (intentando referirme con ello a mi experiencia interna), es evidente que fallo, ya que ninguno de estos terminos precisa con fidelidad a que quale especifico me refiero.
Matt Quale, vice president of marketing at Brighthouse, said in a statement that the unit's brand embodies the mission of helping people achieve financial security.
Pur accogliendo la terminologia aristotelica di anima vegetativa e sensitiva (gia diffusa nel neoplatonismo), Pico costruisce una teoria della conoscenza fondata sulla distinzione schiettamente platonica tra ratio e intelletto, intesi come dianoia e nous: e proprio la conoscenza intellettuale <<per la quale l'uomo cos'i conviene con gli Angeli, come per la parte sensitiva conviene con le bestie>> (Pico, cit.

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