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Definition of Slate
An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
A prepared piece of such stone.
A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
A tablet for writing upon.
An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
A thin plate of any material; a flake.
A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.
To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.
To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.
How can I impress strangers with the gem-like flame of my literary passion if it's a digital slate I'm carrying around, trying not to get it all thumbprinty?
I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don't rely on some bag of acting tricks I've amassed over the years.
If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
Every American wants a clean slate, but nobody wants to lose what they've got.
More "Slate" Quotations
slate in Dutch is lei
slate in French is schisteux, ardoise
slate in Italian is ardesia, abusare
slate in Spanish is abusar, pizarra
slate in Swedish is skiffer, griffeltavla
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