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a camera case (=for carrying a camera in)
▪ A camera case is essential for protecting your camera.
a case comes to court/comes before the court
▪ The case came to court 21 months later.
a case goes/comes to trial
▪ If the case ever went to trial, he would probably lose.
a case of mistaken identity (=when people think that someone is a different person, especially with the result that they are accused of something that they did not do)
▪ The defendant claimed he’d been arrested in a case of mistaken identity.
a cigarette case (=a small case for carrying cigarettes in)
a court adjourns a case/trial etc (=stops dealing with it for a period of time)
▪ The court adjourned the trial until June 21st.
a court case (=a problem or crime that is dealt with in a court of law)
▪ a recent court case involving the death of a baby
a court hears a case
▪ The county court will hear the case next month.
a criminal case
▪ The crown court usually deals with criminal cases.
a display case/cabinet (=small cupboard with a glass front)
▪ There was a display case full of medals.
a divorce case (=a legal case dealing with a divorce)
▪ It was the biggest divorce case that an English court has dealt with.
a libel action/case/trial (=a court case against someone for libel)
a sad case
▪ Take the sad case of Gary Marsh, who was badly injured during a match.
a severe case (=of a medical condition)
▪ Hospitalization is necessary in severe cases.
an assault case
▪ She had to attend court as a witness in an assault case.
an exceptional case
▪ In the 1950s, some working class students went on to university, but these were exceptional cases.
argued the case
▪ She argued the case for changing the law.
attaché case
basket case
borderline cases
▪ In borderline cases, the student’s coursework is considered, as well as exam grades.
case history
case law (=law based on previous court cases)
▪ There is little case law covering this issue.
case law
case notes (=notes that a doctor, social worker etc makes about someone)
▪ The researchers looked at the case notes of 500 patients with this type of cancer.
case of mistaken identity
▪ The police arrested someone, but it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
case study
case work
case...unanswerable (=reasons for doing something)
▪ The case for better public transport is unanswerable.
classic example/mistake/case etc
▪ Too many job hunters make the classic mistake of thinking only about what’s in it for them.
cogent argument/reason/case etc
▪ a cogent argument for banning the drug
▪ This new evidence could help detectives to crack the case.
deserving causes/cases
▪ The National Lottery provides extra money for deserving causes.
drop the charges/a case (=stop the legal process of trying to prove someone is guilty)
▪ Both men have been released and the charges have been dropped.
extreme example/case
▪ an extreme case of cruelty
hopeless case (=it seems impossible to change your behaviour)
▪ Oh, James, you really are a hopeless case !
in case of emergency/in the event of an emergency (=if there is an emergency)
▪ The fire-exit doors should only be opened in case of emergency.
in which case (=if this has happened)
▪ She may have missed the train, in which case she won’t arrive for another hour.
isolated incident/case/event
▪ Police say that last week’s protest was an isolated incident.
jewel case
lower case
▪ lower case letters
mild case
▪ a mild case of food poisoning
open-and-shut case
overstating the case
▪ To say that all motorists speed in residential areas is overstating the case.
pack a bag/case
▪ You’d better pack your bags. We’re leaving in an hour.
packing case
pencil case
▪ Residents successfully pleaded their case at a council meeting.
possessive pronoun/form/case etc
▪ the possessive pronouns ‘ours’ and ‘mine’
prove your case
▪ The state had failed to prove its case.
put a case (to sb)
▪ He wanted to put his case to the full committee.
reopen a case/question/debate etc
▪ attempts to reopen the issue of the power station’s future
settle a lawsuit/case
▪ The city will pay $875,000 to settle the lawsuit.
slip case
solve a crime/case
▪ The crime was never solved.
test case
textbook case/example
▪ The advertising campaign was a textbook example of how to sell a product.
the opposite is the case/is true
▪ People believe the sun moved around the earth, but Copernicus showed that the opposite was the case.
typical case
▪ Mr Stevens’ appointment was a typical case of promoting a man beyond his level of competence.
upper case
vanity case
watershed decision/case etc
▪ a watershed case on pension rights
well-argued case
▪ The researchers put forward a well-argued case for banning the drug.
▪ In certain cases the value is left out, perhaps pending further enquiry.
▪ In certain cases, the organization bears little blame for finding itself in such straits.
▪ Because the indemnity basis may produce unfair results in certain cases.
▪ Indeed, although regulatory offences in the abstract may be regarded as of minor consequence they may in certain cases have drastic results.
▪ Two is the obvious number, but in certain circumstances a case could be made for one prisoner or three prisoners.
▪ In certain cases its cells undergo changes, which in time can lead to cancer.
▪ Also, the pope might claim the settlement of certain cases, the dispensations and the final decisions.
▪ In certain cases individual businessmen had considerable success in setting companies on more prosperous paths.
▪ But shortly after the trial the twin's parents announced that they were considering pursuing a civil case for damages.
▪ The civil case also was looming, filed by six former altar boys against Llanos and the archdiocese.
▪ Such cases could be met by adopting for civil cases a procedure similar to the Attorney-General's reference in criminal proceedings.
▪ On June 3, the court ruled by 6:3 that lawyers in civil cases could not exclude potential jurors because of their race.
▪ The Bennis case was the first civil forfeiture case on record involving prostitution in Wayne County, where Detroit is located.
▪ In 1988 there were 144 petitions for leave to appeal in civil cases.
▪ The hell can you do in a civil case?
▪ Convictions in criminal cases are pronounced by the courts, yet to a large extent they are the product of police action.
▪ Yet even in the criminal case, modern juries are placed under the severest restraints by judges.
▪ The Crown Court is presided over by a judge or a recorder and it hears the more serious criminal cases.
▪ The Cosby family has to suffer because of the perceived sins of the jurors in the Simpson criminal case?
▪ The criminal case against Mr Sole is still pending.
▪ Federal authorities have tried to put together a criminal case against Zimmermann ever since.
▪ This is usually alongside a lawyer from the children's panel, rather than one with experience in criminal cases.
▪ He did not testify in the criminal case.
▪ In extreme cases, the seat may be worn.
▪ In extreme cases, it can affect our whole career progress.
▪ In the extreme case where the aggregate supply curve is vertical, the increased money supply will simply lead to higher prices.
▪ Then the militia, or the U. S. Army, in extreme cases, would enforce the injunction.
▪ Indeed, characteristics of some of the extreme cases are: Failure to tell others what the goals are.
▪ An extreme case of organizational self-defeat and its consequences?
▪ In extreme cases you could even face prosecution.
▪ Sugar addicts gain weight, rot their teeth, and in extreme cases may even develop diabetes.
▪ Suppose, in a particular case, 25 are required.
▪ In this particular case, we felt that the documentation did not adequately stress the point.
▪ To discover how to find the component values of a synthesised high-pass filter, consider the particular case of a second-order type.
▪ In this particular case Abraham is at a very distinct disadvantage.
▪ However, it is important to appreciate that any particular case of regulation seldom arises with just a single aim.
▪ The Prime Minister I am not aware of the particular cases to which my hon. Friend draws attention.
▪ If we want to know where the truth lies in particular cases, we have to look.
▪ Are these sufficiently closely defined for us to be able to apply them to particular cases?
▪ That situation was avoided in the present case, because the appellant chose not to give evidence for the reason already stated.
▪ In the present case, however, a pure delegation of legislative power is precisely what we have before us.
▪ In the present case the plaintiff did not allege, nor did the judge find, any bad faith by the defendants.
▪ Therefore in the present case the justices came to the correct conclusion.
▪ Could it or could it not have a bearing on this present case of murder?
▪ In the present case, the concept of unjust enrichment suggests that the plaintiffs should have a remedy.
▪ In many cases the two contentions might lead to the same result, but not in the present case.
▪ There is now a strong case for a realistic dialogue between those studying glacier dynamics and those studying forms.
▪ If they refuse, she has a stronger case against them.
▪ In pointing to the large element of rates paid by local industry or commerce, the government had a stronger case.
▪ When a primary attack occurs in such circumstances, there is a strong case for delivering the baby by caesarian section.
▪ Thousands of people will be effectively priced out of the system, nomatterhow strong their cases may appear.
▪ Home Office guidelines suggested that refugees from religious, racial or political persecution had the strongest case for a C registration.
▪ If your interests are off road, Brooks can make a strong case for your business.
▪ There is still a strong case for continuing with at least some three-day matches on uncovered pitches.
▪ Tut, all that build-up and the court case doesn't happen.
▪ It was one of the schools that had prompted the court case in the first place.
▪ Now it is used for the hearing of court cases only.
▪ A court case was brought when I was twelve.
▪ Helga moved away from Bad Nauheim almost immediately following the court case.
▪ This government knows it can win court cases confirming its legal right to impose a solution on the mayor.
▪ When this was the case, the owner had no option but to accept his loss or institute a court case.
▪ The large number of court cases in which the complainant dropped the prosecution is an indication that many cases were settled informally.
▪ These are expressed with differing degrees of formality in the form of statutory provisions, case law and conventions of the constitution.
▪ Because the Internet is new, there is little relevant case law in this area.
▪ The roots of the law of confidence lie in equity and it is almost entirely case law.
▪ I said the case law could change and we would get nothing.
▪ My own views as to the proper limits of jurisdictional control will be spelt out after a consideration of the case law.
▪ This has less support in the case law than the previous two tests.
▪ It is helpful therefore to look at the pre-1991 case law to understand how the welfare principle operates in practice.
▪ In particular the project focuses on recent anti-avoidance case law and statutory developments, and follows the professions' developing responses to them.
▪ Four coverages are used in the case study.
▪ Chapter 16 discusses the theory and practice of valuing closely held businesses and presents a business valuation case study.
▪ The following two case studies show how the expressive form of the home extends to different types of household.
▪ The instruments provided and their agreed use in the case study are summarised in the paragraphs that follow.
▪ This is done through exercises such as the study of a communications network, and case studies.
▪ Jury service: a case study A valuable case study of this whole argument is the matter of jury service.
▪ Case Study A case study provides students with opportunities for exercising problem solving and decision making skills in a particular context.
▪ Accordingly, we shall begin with the Copernican innovation as a test case.
▪ Substitute biology teacher John Scopes volunteered to be the test case.
▪ The dispute was seen as an important test case in the advertising industry over the issue of staff and client defections.
▪ Prosecutors made Pate their test case.
▪ Van Gogh as the subject for a biographer is thus a test case.
▪ With Magic as a high-profile test case, the world will see an HIV-positive person living the life he chooses.
▪ For the MoD it is a test case on which its whole culture of secrecy depends.
▪ Meanwhile, the status of Mr Milosevic likely will become a test case for relations with the West.
▪ If it is true, then Kingfisher should not be afraid of arguing its case in front of the Monopolies Commission.
▪ Tom and Goldie came to argue their own case.
▪ In any case it is the role of the Reporter to present the evidence and argue the case before the Sheriff.
▪ Michael Gilsenan argues the case against the war.
▪ Just imagine going into a court of law to argue a case depending on its provisions.
▪ Ministers might justly argue that in this case the dissent is also politically ambiguous, given the diverse support for the amendment.
▪ Brian Roberts argues a similar case for village planning in Durham.
▪ Am I arguing the case for a send pair of skis?
▪ To make this clearer, consider the case of human slavery.
▪ The Texas Supreme Court will consider a case next month that could seal another entire realm of information: district attorney files.
▪ After repeated pleas he secured a medical board to consider his case.
▪ We may consider the case of positive as shown in Fig. 19.3.
▪ Finally, consider the third case where owners of factors move but factors do not.
▪ In alcoholic liver disease, transplant assessment was considered appropriate in the case of sustained abstinence following medical advice.
▪ The 11-judge en banc panel is scheduled to consider the case Nov. 20.
▪ We heard of a case in which an unfortunate man accidentally swallowed one.
▪ When he is hearing a case, the phone messages stack up.
▪ Yes, I heard about your case.
▪ The preliminary hearing in the case began Monday.
▪ In this case there was no such evidence with the result that the court did not decline to hear the case.
▪ Opinions are mixed on whether the court will hear the case.
▪ Over the weekend I heard of the case of the disappearing Times Atlas, the one in five volumes.
▪ A key question for the court is whether Jackson held his views about Microsoft before he began hearing the case.
(a case of) the pot calling the kettle black
▪ It was a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
I rest my case
▪ And was his name mentioned anywhere this week following Dublin's defeat? I rest my case.
▪ Industry and nature in harmony? I rest my case.
▪ It is a proven fact, however, that prolonged high altitude reduces intelligence. I rest my case.
▪ Now how many carbons? I rest my case.
▪ Should anyone remain unconvinced, I rest my case on the Leaning Tower of Pisa syndrome.
▪ These others stand on something they said. I rest my case on what I did.
▪ Well I rest my case on that one.
bring charges/a lawsuit/a court case/a prosecution/a claim (against sb)
compelling reason/argument/case etc
▪ Barring a compelling reason, governments should not discriminate between classes of citizens.
▪ But there are a number of compelling reasons to stand in line.
▪ But, in any event, there is no compelling reason to justify section 9.
▪ He was energetic, headstrong, and unorthodox-and he had compelling reasons for reducing the ruinously expensive Soviet nuclear arsenal.
▪ However, it is necessary to say a word or two here to refute this seemingly compelling argument.
▪ In the high-visibility, emotionally compelling cases such as maternity stays, an uproar resulted.
▪ The record is good but there is no compelling reason to buy.
▪ Unless there are other compelling reasons, therefore, never borrow money yourself to obtain funds needed by your corporation.
it's (a case of) the tail wagging the dog
make out a case (for sth)
▪ Both sides could make out a case that they deserved to win and should have been awarded penalties.
▪ Perhaps she should stay and try and make out a case for herself.
put up a proposal/argument/case etc
▪ In other days Managers would have put up an argument as to the folly of this approach by Management.
▪ "It's supposed to rain tomorrow." "Well, in that case, we won't go."
▪ 72-hour airport visas can be extended, but decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
▪ a court case
▪ Doctors have often achieved amazing results, as in the case of 11-year-old Jason.
▪ In cases like this, the company has to be sold off to someone who can cope with the debt.
▪ In my case, when I started teaching I enjoyed it right away.
▪ In one case a man was charged $2000 for a simple medical check-up.
▪ In some cases, mail carriers could not get to mailboxes surrounded by plowed snow.
▪ In some cases, prices had gone up by 38 cents a gallon.
▪ Mathers called it the worst multiple murder case in the city's history.
▪ Recent government spending on schools is a classic case of too little, too late.
▪ Seat belts are supposed to prevent serious injury, but they didn't work in my case.
▪ The exhibits were all in glass cases.
▪ The law limits work in underground mines to eight hours per day, except in cases of emergency.
▪ There have been some cases of women employees being fired because they are pregnant.
▪ There were several food poisoning cases following the church picnic.
▪ They lost their case in the High Court and had to pay damages.
▪ Convictions in criminal cases are pronounced by the courts, yet to a large extent they are the product of police action.
▪ Government sources said they would not remove the right to early retirement from genuine cases.
▪ In any case, Mr Collor has only one week before the election on December 17, to put this message across.
▪ In Britain's case this requires a specific Act of Parliament.
▪ In some cases, lots are made up of hundreds or even thousands of copies of the same item.
▪ In this case it was not contended that the appellant had not acted dishonestly.
▪ She did not have remotely enough at the moment to make any kind of case.
▪ Smaller pillows with decorative cases range from about $ 30 to $ 60.
▪ The search for a comparison is important because the high court has handled indecency cases differently depending on the medium.
▪ That was precisely the situation that led to the current Supreme Court case.
▪ But there are 4 million to 5 million cases a year in society.
(a case of) the pot calling the kettle black
▪ It was a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
compelling reason/argument/case etc
▪ Barring a compelling reason, governments should not discriminate between classes of citizens.
▪ But there are a number of compelling reasons to stand in line.
▪ But, in any event, there is no compelling reason to justify section 9.
▪ He was energetic, headstrong, and unorthodox-and he had compelling reasons for reducing the ruinously expensive Soviet nuclear arsenal.
▪ However, it is necessary to say a word or two here to refute this seemingly compelling argument.
▪ In the high-visibility, emotionally compelling cases such as maternity stays, an uproar resulted.
▪ The record is good but there is no compelling reason to buy.
▪ Unless there are other compelling reasons, therefore, never borrow money yourself to obtain funds needed by your corporation.
it's (a case of) the tail wagging the dog
▪ All very good condition and cased.
▪ Location was found and cased in Lant Street, SE1.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Case \Case\, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. Chance.]

  1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.]

    By aventure, or sort, or cas.

  2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.

    In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge.
    --Deut. xxiv. 1

  3. If the case of the man be so with his wife.
    --Matt. xix. 10.

    And when a lady's in the case You know all other things give place.

    You think this madness but a common case.

    I am in case to justle a constable,

    3. (Med. & Surg.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.

    A proper remedy in hypochondriacal cases.

  4. (Law) The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.

    Let us consider the reason of the case, for nothing is law that is not reason.
    --Sir John Powell.

    Not one case in the reports of our courts.

  5. (Gram.) One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.

    Case is properly a falling off from the nominative or first state of word; the name for which, however, is now, by extension of its signification, applied also to the nominative.
    --J. W. Gibbs.

    Note: Cases other than the nominative are oblique cases. Case endings are terminations by which certain cases are distinguished. In old English, as in Latin, nouns had several cases distinguished by case endings, but in modern English only that of the possessive case is retained.

    Action on the case (Law), according to the old classification (now obsolete), was an action for redress of wrongs or injuries to person or property not specially provided against by law, in which the whole cause of complaint was set out in the writ; -- called also trespass on the case, or simply case.

    All a case, a matter of indifference. [Obs.] ``It is all a case to me.''

    Case at bar. See under Bar, n.

    Case divinity, casuistry.

    Case lawyer, one versed in the reports of cases rather than in the science of the law.

    Case stated or Case agreed on (Law), a statement in writing of facts agreed on and submitted to the court for a decision of the legal points arising on them.

    A hard case, an abandoned or incorrigible person. [Colloq.]

    In any case, whatever may be the state of affairs; anyhow.

    In case, or In case that, if; supposing that; in the event or contingency; if it should happen that. ``In case we are surprised, keep by me.''
    --W. Irving.

    In good case, in good condition, health, or state of body.

    To put a case, to suppose a hypothetical or illustrative case.

    Syn: Situation, condition, state; circumstances; plight; predicament; occurrence; contingency; accident; event; conjuncture; cause; action; suit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., "what befalls one; state of affairs," from Old French cas "an event, happening, situation, quarrel, trial," from Latin casus "a chance, occasion, opportunity; accident, mishap," literally "a falling," from cas-, past participle stem of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish" (used widely: of the setting of heavenly bodies, the fall of Troy, suicides), from PIE root *kad- "to lay out, fall or make fall, yield, break up" (cognates: Sanskrit sad- "to fall down," Armenian chacnum "to fall, become low," perhaps also Middle Irish casar "hail, lightning"). The notion being "that which falls" as "that which happens" (compare befall).\n

\nMeaning "instance, example" is from c.1300. Meaning "actual state of affairs" is from c.1400. Given widespread extended and transferred senses in English in law (16c.), medicine (18c.), etc.; the grammatical sense (late 14c.) was in Latin. U.S. slang meaning "person" is from 1848. In case "in the event" is recorded from mid-14c. Case history is from 1879, originally medical; case study "study of a particular case" is from 1879, originally legal.


"enclose in a case," 1570s, from case (n.2). Related: Cased; casing. Meaning "examine, inspect" (usually prior to robbing) is from 1915, American English slang, perhaps from the notion of giving a place a look on all sides (compare technical case (v.) "cover the outside of a building with a different material," 1707).


"receptacle," early 14c., from Anglo-French and Old North French casse (Old French chasse "case, reliquary;" Modern French châsse), from Latin capsa "box, repository" (especially for books), from capere "to take, hold" (see capable).\n

\nMeaning "outer protective covering" is from late 14c. Also used from 1660s with a sense "frame" (as in staircase, casement). Artillery sense is from 1660s, from case-shot "small projectiles put in cases" (1620s). Its application in the printing trade (first recorded 1580s) to the two trays where compositors keep their types in separate compartments for easy access led to upper-case letter for a capital (1862) and lower-case for small letters.\n\n"The cases, or receptacles, for the type, which are always in pairs, and termed the 'upper' and the 'lower,' are formed of two oblong wooden frames, divided into compartments or boxes of different dimensions, the upper case containing ninety-eight and the lower fifty-four. In the upper case are placed the capital, small capital, and accented letters, also figures, signs for reference to notes &c.; in the lower case the ordinary running letter, points for punctuation, spaces for separating the words, and quadrats for filling up the short lines."

["The Literary Gazette," Jan. 29, 1859]


n. 1 (context computing software English) computer-aided software engineering. 2 (context industry English) coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

  1. v. look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"

  2. enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud" [syn: encase, incase]

  1. n. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" [syn: lawsuit, suit, cause, causa]

  2. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" [syn: instance, example]

  3. a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" [syn: event]

  4. a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"

  5. the actual state of things; "that was not the case"

  6. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"

  7. a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

  8. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities" [syn: subject, guinea pig]

  9. a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

  10. the quantity contained in a case [syn: caseful]

  11. a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home [syn: display case, showcase]

  12. a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"

  13. nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence [syn: grammatical case]

  14. the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" [syn: shell, casing]

  15. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case" [syn: character, eccentric, type]

  16. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part [syn: sheath]

  17. the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced" [syn: casing]

  18. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" [syn: pillowcase, slip, pillow slip]


Case or CASE may refer to:

Case (singer)

Case Woodard, known mononymously as Case, (born October 4, 1975) is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.

Case (album)

Case is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer-songwriter Case. It was released on August 13, 1996. It features the hit single "Touch Me, Tease Me" featuring rapper Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige. The album peaked at number seven on the R&B albums chart and reached number forty-two on the Billboard 200. Mary J. Blige (Case's girlfriend at the time) co-wrote the majority of his debut album.

Case (policy debate)

In policy debate, a case, sometimes known as plan, is a textual advocacy presented by the affirmative team as a normative or "should" statement, generally in the 1AC. A case will often include either the resolution or a rephrasing of it.

The case is the advocacy established by the affirmative in the First affirmative constructive speech, often constructed around the support of a policy recommendation known as the affirmative plan. While the 1AC defines the parameters for the bulk of an affirmative's argument, the term "case" can be used to cover the entirety of the affirmative argument more broadly, referring, for instance, to additional advantages, counter-arguments, or rebuttal evidence that might be introduced in later speeches (if at all).

Case (name)

Case is an English language name, usually a surname but sometimes a given name. The given name may be a diminutive of Casey. The name may refer to:

Case (goods)

A case of some merchandise is a collection of items packaged together. In the United States, typically a standard case contains a certain number of items depending on what the merchandise is. For consumer foodstuffs such as canned goods, soda, cereal and such, a case is typically 24 items, however cases may range from 12 to 36, typically in multiples of six. For larger bottles such as gallon jugs, a case is typically 4. The standard case for 32 oz bottles of soda and Powerade contains 15 bottles due to their peculiar shape and size. Cases of video tape are typically packed 10 to a case, and so on. A case of wine is composed of 12 bottles. A case is not a strict unit of measure and can be big enough to accommodate a dram or an hectare and small enough to cover a milligram. Cases are also known for carrying pizzas and barrels (à la Crate & Barrel).

Usage examples of "case".

And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.

And even if he were to relapse into the same heresy which he had abjured, he would still not be liable to the said penalty, although he would be more severely punished than would have been the case if he had not abjured.

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.

Bonnain and Payne have observed analogous cases of this abnormality of the vaginal opening and subsequent accouchement by the anus.

For a long time the abnormality was not believed to exist, and some of the observers denied the proof by postmortem examination of any of the cases so diagnosed, but there is at present no doubt of the fact,--three, four, and five testicles having been found at autopsies.

Instead they laboured to bring aboard water, firewood, hogsheads of beer, rum, and lime juice, and cases of wine.

Should this prove to be the case I will leave someone aboard with instructions to haul down our colours.

In some cases, I do not doubt that the intercrossing of species, aboriginally distinct, has played an important part in the origin of our domestic productions.

I do not dispense abortifacients except in extreme cases when the life of mother and child both are at risk.

Whatever be the inequality in the hardness of the materials of which the rock consists, even in the case of pudding-stone, the surface is abraded so evenly as to leave the impression that a rigid rasp has moved over all the undulations of the land, advancing in one and the same direction and levelling all before it.

However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.

Brodie reports the history of a case in a negress who voided a fetus from an abscess at the navel about the seventeenth month of conception.

In the second case, in a youth of sixteen, death occurred after washing out a deep abscess of the nates with the same solution.

Nicholson mentions a case of ulceration and abscess of the nostrils and face from which maggots were discharged.