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  • n. Plural form of thesaurus.

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Examples

  • We are waiting, always waiting, for a game that can send us running to the blogosphere to discuss -- "here, here's one," we gasp, prizing Flower closely, thumbing through the indices of academia to find quotes about art, cracking our thesauruses for synonyms of narrative, homophones for wind.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Dictionaries come in handy, as do the thesauruses ... thesauri ... however you spell the danged plurality for it.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I was a far cry from the little girl who had opted for thesauruses and anatomy books over marriage fantasies.

    Live and Let Love

  • This little gadget features a voice recorder, notebook, a camera, video camera, the internet and tons of apps, including dictionaries, thesauruses and e-readers.

    Holiday Season « Write Anything

  • This is what has happened with Janelle Monáe, a singer so exciting that writers are flipping deep into their adulation thesauruses looking for new ways to express the opinion.

    Pop Goes the Art House

  • She was part of a small team of young women who scoured thesauruses and atlases and encyclopedias of Greek mythology for obscure names that would bait people into buying things.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Consider it an amalgamated homework center, where you can easily access multiple search engines (such as Google, Yahoo! and Windows Live Search); free dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopedias; calculators and conversion tools; top news headlines (and links to nearly 40 online news resources), a calendar and time center; driving directions; and "daily diversions" that range from comic strips and viral videos to online games and fast facts.

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  • People get sniffy about thesauruses, saying that they encourage irresponsible word choice.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Writing lessons — a writer’s toolbox

  • And, in case you were wondering, thesaurer (meaning “one who makes thesauruses”) is of questionable derivation; it is actually an archaic form of treasurer.

    Solubility and Thesaurers « Motivated Grammar

  • The third-stringers, in contrast, hide behind their thesauruses.

    Eschew Sesquipedalian Obsfucation, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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