• Adj: on the move; examples: "up and about", "the whole town was astir over the incident"
• Adv: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; examples: "lasted approximately an hour", "in just about a minute", "he's about 30 years old", "I've had about all I can stand", "we meet about once a month", "some forty people came", "weighs around a hundred pounds", "roughly $3,000", "holds 3 gallons, more or less", "20 or so people were at the party"
• Adv: all around or on all sides; examples: "dirty clothes lying around (or about)", "let's look about for help", "There were trees growing all around", "she looked around her"
• Adv: in the area or vicinity; examples: "a few spectators standing about", "hanging around", "waited around for the next flight"
• Adv: to or among many different places or in no particular direction; examples: "wandering about with no place to go", "people were rushing about", "news gets around (or about)", "traveled around in Asia", "he needs advice from someone who's been around", "she sleeps around"
• Adv: in or to a reversed position or direction; examples: "about face", "suddenly she turned around"
• Adv: in rotation or succession; example: "turn about is fair play"
• Adv: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; examples: "the job is (just) about done", "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded", "we're almost finished", "the car all but ran her down", "he nearly fainted", "talked for nigh onto 2 hours", "the recording is well-nigh perfect", "virtually all the parties signed the contract", "I was near exhausted by the run", "most everyone agrees"
Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves.
This is not about Republican or Democrat. It is about our children, it's about our families, it is about our country, and frankly, ladies and gentlemen, it is about the world. We've got to leave here and march, and make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are president and vice president of the United States.
A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I'd been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her.
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery.
If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
Of course, one way of thinking about all of life and civilization is as being about how the world registers and processes information. Certainly that's what sex is about; that's what history is about.
It's not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it's what you learn about yourself, really. It's a funny old hippie thing, but it's true as well. You find out a lot about yourself and your tolerance, and about your inclusiveness.