A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.
He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. Pastor said, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”
My friend said, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”
Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”
He whispered back, “I’m in the Secret Service.”
n. (treated as sing. Or pl.) Badge. [latin signum sign]
adj. Impertinently insulting. insolence n. Insolently adv. [latin soleo be accustomed]
n. Sleeplessness, esp. Habitual. [latin somnus sleep]
adv. - (foll. By that) to such an extent.
- (foll. By as) inasmuch. [originally in so much]
v. (-t-) 1 put life into; animate.
—n. - example or illustration of.
- particular case (that's not true in this instance). —v. (-cing) cite as an instance. for instance as an example. In the first (or second etc.) Instance in the first (or second etc.) Place; at the first (or second etc.) Stage (of a proceeding). [french from latin instantia contrary example]
—n. - a innate pattern of behaviour, esp. In animals. B innate impulse.