By Evans B., Evans C.

A Dictionary of latest American utilization КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор:Bergen Evans, Cornelia Evans Название: A Dictionary of latest American utilization Издательство: Random HouseГод: 1957 Формат: pdf Размер: 7 Mb Язык: английскийWhen we communicate or write we wish to be understood and revered. we wish to exhibit our which means and we wish to do it in a fashion that might command admiration. to complete those ends we needs to recognize the meanings of phrases, their particular meanings and their connotations, implications and overtones, and we needs to understand how to mix phrases successfully into sentences.A dictionary might help us to appreciate the that means of a be aware. however the purely method to comprehend a note totally is to determine it in use in as many contexts as attainable. which means somebody who desires to enhance his vocabulary needs to learn very much and needs to ensure that he is familiar with what he reads... rapidshare zero 1 2 three four five

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Allspice is the name of a particular spice, pimento, and should not be called allspices. allude; refer. To allude is to refer casually or indirectly. It calls attention covertly. When a man is alluded to he is not named; it is simply obvious that the remark is applicable to him (He alludes to enterprises which he cannot reveal but with the hazard of his life). To refer is to direct attention specifically. One refers to a book by its title and author and to a passage in it by the page. When one seeking employment gives a reference, he names a particular person from whom his prospective employer may obtain information about him.

Dominant countries have always either taken over the name of an entire region or imposed their own names on the regions around them. Nothing can be done about it and it’s silly to complain. After all, it can never equal the original injustice of calling two whole continents after Amerigo Vespucci. amiable; amicable. People are usually spoken of as amiable; attitudes, dispositions, arrangements and settlements as amicable (An amiable man is usually willing to make an amicable settlement). An amiable person is sweet tem- pered, kind, gentle, thoughtful of others..

Not all is and all is not usually mean exactly the same thing. Some grammarians claim that the last part of the line What though the field be lost? All z’s not lost! is a slovenly construc- allege tion which, in strict logic, means that none is lost. By the same reasoning, not all the water in the rough rude sea can wash the balm from an anointed king, is held to mean, again speak- ing strictly, merely that some cannot. There is no foundation at all for this distinction. In both cases, regardless of where it appears, not negatives the entire sentence.

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