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  • Euphemism comes from the Greek word euphemia, which means "using the good word" - usually in place of the accurate bad one.

    National Review Online

  • "You see," said euphemia, "if any individuals mentioned thereon apply for accommodation, we can say we are full."

    Rudder Grange

  • Go for euphemia: very raw nntp access - sadjo uc - (1/1)

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  • euphemia i had a wonderful time strolling around the city, and i learnt so much. as u say the tour owes a lot 2 the input of the group and i certainly learnt a lot from u, as always!

    manchester suffragette city!

  • euphemia pubert niblock; my fabulous alter ego, an archetypal bluestocking, epitomises the spirit of the edwardian spinster. her daring exploits and fearless nature were the talk of the empire: in her day as celebrated as contemporaries gertrude bell and freya stark, her notorious rivalry with agatha christie was ultimately her downfall. rumours of her implication in the case of the writer's famous missing 11 days in 1926 persist to this day...

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Laboratory observations on the body’s methods for fighting distress have already helped us to lay the foundations for a biologically justifiable code of behavior, one designed to achieve the pleasant stress of fulfillment (known technically as eustress—from the Greek eu meaning good, as in euphemia and euphoria) without the harmful consequences of damaging stress, that is, distress (Selye, 1974).

    Handbook of Stress

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