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1973, Australian Council for Educational Research, ACER research series - Issues 93-95, page 39:
For him y is a unique number, like 7, but for the time being unknown -- if one does the operation of 'plussing 4' one still has, as a result, a unique number even though one does not yet know what it is.
1974, Control of Human Behavior: Behavior modification in education:
The teacher observing the behavior of a child who is plussing or not-plussing is observing instances or not-instances of the concept of plussing.
2006, Danny Fingeroth & ?Mike Manley, How to Create Comics: From Script to Print, ->ISBN, page 48:
I am doing a lot of writing here, plussing the script, adding sequences.
2009, United States Congress House Committee on Homeland Security, The Direction and Viability of the Federal Protective Service:
We are losing at the street level a number of officers, but we are plussing up deputy positions.
2012, United States Congress House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Military Retirement Reform, page 24:
And I believe that, if we can't recognize that in retirement, we ought to recognize it in plussing up hazardous duty pay, plussing up sea duty pay and all those other things that recognize people that don't punch out on Saturday, on Friday afternoon and go home, and just, you know, go day after day after day.
1998, Nate Booth, Strategies for Fast-Changing Times, ->ISBN, page 91:
Coach Wooden didn't have to depend upon having the most talented players on his team because he could depend upon plussing to constantly make everyone better.
2007, Howard Hendricks, Color Outside the Lines, ->ISBN, page 123:
Keep fooling around with it, improving it, and making it better. You know you have a unique factor when someone steals it. So keep the unique factor unique by constantly plussing it.
2004, Pat Williams & ?Jim Denney, How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life, ->ISBN, page 154:
He was a pioneer in plussing the artform of animated cartoons. He began by plussing Micky Mouse with sound, the plussing the Silly Symphonies with color. Walt plussed the skills of his artists by sending them to art school at his own expense.
2013, David Burkus, The Myths of Creativity, ->ISBN:
The animators and directors on the receiving end of the plussing don't necessarily have to accept and incorporate the feedback, but plussing provides a method to share criticisms in a way that makes it more likely that they will.
2014, Steven Krupp & ?Paul J.H. Schoemaker, Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future, ->ISBN:
Strategic leaders can adapt the US Army's after-action review and Pixar's plussing technique (where you build on ideas rather than critique and subtract) to show their teams how to learn from mistakes.
2014, BusinessNews Publishing, Summary : Little Bets - Peter Sims, ->ISBN:
When people view the early drafts of ideas for their movies under development, they always use plussing to try and come up with suggestions for enhancements. Feedback is always given in an upbeat rather than a derogatory manner.
1976, David M. Worthen & ?Perry S. Binder, The intraocular lens in perspective, ->ISBN, page 2:
No aspheric cataract spectacle lens designer has ever given the slightest thought to this 4 to 6 diopters of over-plussing for peripheral vision which is responsible for tremendous peripheral distortion, worse peripheral swim, worse false orientation, worse magnification, severe concave curvature of field ("The floor comes up at you"), increased ring scotoma size and increase jack-in-the-box phenomenon (the "horse-blinder effect") with unsafe walking and driving.
Tu n'existes plus. - You no longer exist. / You don't exist any more.
There may be some difficulty for non-native speakers to detect the negativity or positivity of "plus". The negative sense is generally used with a ne, but sometimes the "ne" is dropped in colloquial speech. Thus in certain cases, some speakers may choose to pronounce the final /s/ of a positive plus (as /plys/) in order to make a distinction.