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  • An early citation with the meaning of “problem” in the files of Merriam-Webster, which is tracking the new sense, is from a 1987 catalogue of the Society of Plastics Engineers: “Permeability is an issue.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • At some point in my twenties, I rebelled against my fundamentalist grammatical upbringing and found myself in the camp of the moral relativists, such as Merriam-Webster's editorial staff.

    slow reads

  • · First-time users of the eReader will have the opportunity to download free eBooks, including titles such as Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary, Sense and Sensibility, Little Women, Last of the Mohicans, Pride and Prejudice, and Dracula.

    Engadget

  • First-time users of the eReader will have the opportunity to download free eBooks, including titles such as Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary, Sense and Sensibility, Little Women, Last of the Mohicans, Pride and Prejudice, and Dracula.

    BPN 1361 eReader war coming up in the USA

  • To begin with, the subjunctive is largely dying, as various usage dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster’s Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage attest.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are You in a Subjunctive Mood?

  • Plusiers sont vieillies, mais Merriam-Webster, The American Heritage Dictionary, The Oxford English Dictionary (quand il (elle?) arrive) et même Wiktionary valent la peine.

    Unnatural ‘preternaturally’, naturally

  • The Merriam-Webster dictionary has three definitions of integrity: "1. firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values, 2. an unimpaired condition, and 3. the quality or state of being complete and undivided."

    Brad Reid: Welcome Those Returning To Integrity

  • Arthur, Strange you should point me to a dictionary since Merriam-Webster defines nudity as: “devoid of conventional covering.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Third Circuit Upholds Injunction of Threatened “Sexting” Prosecution

  • My Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary shows that the word “racism” dates from 1936, and “racist” derives from that.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Virginia “Confederate History Month” Proclamation

  • The first citation that Merriam-Webster has for the noun is 1954, although the verb form dates from 1936 according to Merriam-Webster.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » To Meld — What Does “Meld” Mean?

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