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andystardust commented on the word hegira
Joni Mitchell apparently preferred hejira.
March 30, 2009
andystardust commented on the word teleology
... to think about the teleology of homosexuality, to answer the question "What are homosexuals for?" in a nonpolitical but vital way.
- Andrew Sullivan, Love Undetectable
January 3, 2009
andystardust commented on the word infusoria
"It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same."
- H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
December 23, 2008
andystardust commented on the word cicerone
"I had no convenient cicerone in the pattern of the Utopian books."
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
December 17, 2008
andystardust commented on the word sepulture
"In the matter of sepulture, for instance, I could see no signs of crematoria nor anything suggestive of tombs."
-H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
andystardust commented on the word gibbous
"... the full moon, yellow and gibbous, came up out of an overflow of silver light in the north-east."
- H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
andystardust commented on the word precocious
"I judged, then, that the children of that time were extremely precocious, physically at least, and I found afterwards abundant verification of that opinion."
andystardust commented on the word pandemonic
"...referring to the medieval sense of the demon as the source of agency that is neither human nor divine ..."
- Sandra Braman, Change of State : Information, Policy, and Power
February 18, 2008
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