Definitions of Qua

  1. In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
  2. As being.

Usage examples for Qua

  1. I was entirely in the dark as to the progress of that negotiation, and concur entirely in the views you have taken of it The difficulty on which it hangs, is a sine qua non with us. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. The author of " Qua Cursum Ventus," of the marvellous picture of the advancing tide in " Say not the struggle," and of not a few other things, was certainly no bad poet, though it would not be uncritical to call him a thin one. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  3. Respectability isn't in the least a sine qua non for a prima donna- far from it! – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  4. The scientist qua scientist is intent upon his own determinate enterprise. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  5. Qua prince and princess, No! – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  6. Others extended itching palms for the money, but failed to secure for me the " sine qua non." – The Gentleman from Everywhere by James Henry Foss
  7. In the poem written somewhat later to Allius,- Non possum reticere deae qua me Allius in re, etc. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  8. At different periods, and in different authors, it appears in the varying forms, tha qua, qua tha, qu'tha, quthat, quhat, hwat, and what. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. But even the Guild of the Doctors is not so powerful as that of the Lawyers, qua guild alone. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  10. "- Possible qua vous ne le voyiez pat, dit Smiley, possible que vous vous entendiez en grenouilles, possible que vous ne vous y entendez point, possible qua vous avez de l'experience, et possible que vous ne soyez qu'un amateur. – Sketches New and Old, Part 1. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  11. Had I been able to write to and hear from Lucia I should have been satisfied, but my father had made the absence of all correspondence between us a sine qua non of my coming here. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  12. Character is an attribute of the spirit qua spirit, without any adjectives. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  13. Let them be rich and amiable; as for beauty, it is not a sine qua non. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  14. Such was the general disposal of ordnance upon merchant vessels of her size in that day, when an armament was a 'sine qua non'. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  15. A Moorish servant will not rob his European master: perquisites are a sine qua non, of course. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  16. There is implied, of course, a pre- existing right on the part of the Colony, as a whole, qua Colony, to legislate on the matters referred to in the list. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  17. The princess was reduced to the decision either that she, the sole child born of him in legal wedlock, would render him qua prince childless, or that she would- in short, would have her woman's way. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  18. 11. Romanes intended at this point to consider at greater length his old views 'on causation as due to being qua being. – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  19. Have you got any sine qua non? – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel