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ad lib

Abbreviation for L. ad libitum, freely, as desired.

ad libitum

(ad lib′ĭ-tŭm) [L. ad libitum, ],

ad lib

As desired, used as a direction in writing prescriptions.
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The fact is, I made a mistake, and I've said we would never have used her as a source if we had known of her controversial background two years ago, at the time of the offending ad-lib. But the columnist fails to note that his own paper wrote a glowing obituary of Madeleine Cosman when she died last year.
It's what I call 'structured ad-lib.' We just decided it was better to talk in a conversational tone as if we were talking to our customers.
Wyatt played an ad-lib accompaniment during a poem called Jesus Meets A Parable:
I'm better when I ad-lib." None of these excuses are accurate.
When a high-school student asked him a few months back what he'd learned from his years with the World Wrestling Federation, Ventura ticked off lessons valuable to any performer, including a politician: name recognition, the ability to perform in front of a camera, the ability to ad-lib on a live mike.
Awakening from his snooze, Lahr gifts viewers with an inspired ad-lib: "Unusual weather we're having, isn't it." It is the perfect matter-of-fact topper to Glinda's ethereal release.
But savvy insiders know that Gates' inspired ad-lib was actually supplied by American Chuckle, a Milwaukee firm that specializes in clever retorts, cutting remarks, and witty asides.
Davidson has previously said of former Bake Off presenters Mel and Sue: "I don't know these women, but you need someone that's going to be able to ad-lib and drive the show along.
This man has embarrassed me, humiliated me, and shown me no respect whatsoever.' You could say he took that rejection on the chin, as a chance appearance on BBC's Have I Got News For You (when he hosted Play Your Kurds Right) showed off his ad-lib skills and ability to connect with a younger audience - and he was given the Strictly Come Dancing gig.
Other plus points devoutly to be encouraged should include surprise, enthusiasm, fun-and the delightful ability to entertainingly ad-lib reactions to the ongoing culinary adventure to make it an even more 'delish' viewing experience.
DOWN: 1 Stye 2 Mend 3 Upstage 4 Dry rot 5 Rider 6 Noon 7 Gave 8 Ad-lib 10 Retry 16 Yam 18 Bus 20 Lag 22 Sea 24 Unleash 25 Braid 26 Salted 28 Sleep 30 Swede 32 Iris 33 Lamp 34 Site 35 Emit.
Horrible Bosses 2 Cert 15 THERE are few laughs in this dull sequel to 2011's comedy hit and it feels like it was made in the hope the actors would ad-lib in some humour.