(v. t. & i.) To have an opinion; to judge; to think; to suppose.
(1) In addition to oncogenes, the transferred DNA contains genes that direct the synthesis and exudation of opines, which are used as nutrients by the bacteria.
(2) When last week’s scandal broke, Tesco chair Sir Richard Broadbent airily opined: “Things are always unnoticed until they are noticed.” He forgot to mention that that goes double if people are paid to turn a blind eye.
(3) "Good stuff this from City as they're effectively playing with ten men," opines Paul Ruffley.
(4) This clone also was found to be incompatible with pAtK84b, a large plasmid encoding opine catabolism present in A. radiobacter strain K84.
(5) But the crowd at Bob Jones University did not seem to care for the journalism of the New York Times, or that Cruz senior has recently said that LGBT activists will try to “legalise pedophilia”, that it is “ appalling ” that Houston has a gay mayor, and that he has opined that President Obama is an “outright Marxist” who should go “back to Kenya” .
(6) Over on Sky News the editor of Majesty magazine felt forced to opine that he was “ not a good picker of people ”.
(7) The production of opines is a natural example of genetic engineering of the biosynthetic machinery of plant cells for the benefit of the bacterial pathogen.
(8) This is an Islamist who shakes hands with unveiled women and opines that Christians often have more self-respect than Muslims.
(9) We constructed cassettes which contained either the putative transport genes only or the complete occ or noc region; all constructs, however, included the elements necessary for opine-induced expression of the genes (the regulatory gene and the inducible promoters).
(10) Strains MBA209 and NA513 utilized mannopine and mannopinic acid, but not the other two mannityl opines.
(11) They opine that this function is of secondary importance except for the frontal and internal occipital pillars.
(12) "Hiddink should stop sticking his head up other players' arses," opined Davids to one foreign journalist afterwards.
(13) Ti plasmids of Agrobacterium tumefaciens are conjugal elements whose transfer is induced by certain opines secreted from crown galls.
(14) His elevation as a Conservative folk hero stalled after he opined on whether the "Negro" shouldn't be back in chains.
(15) Before you know it anyone who wants to be considered serious is opining that the country is "obviously insolvent".
(16) "It was the second time hosting the Academy Awards for Ellen DeGeneres, whose first stint as host in 2007 was one of the decade's best," he opined.
(17) In his letter delivering the cut to Sue Campbell , chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Gove opined that, while he recognised schools have "increased participation" of children in PE, the number playing competitive sport "has remained disappointingly low".
(18) Opine synthase activities were also observed in homogenates made from these tumors.
(19) Other compounds include specific monosaccharides and acidic environments which potentiate vir gene induction, acidic polysaccharides which induce one or more chromosomal genes, and a family of compounds called opines which are released from tumorous plant cells to the bacteria as nutrient sources.
(20) The enzyme catalyzed a reversible oxidation-reduction reaction of opine-type secondary amine dicarboxylic acids.
(n.) A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.