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exquisite commented on the word avidity
"She wanted to experience everything, taste everything, go everywhere, do everything. Indeed, if I had only one word with which to evoke her, it would be avidity."
David Rieff on his mother, Susan Sontag
June 25, 2007
exquisite commented on the word precept
"Example is more powerful than precept."
Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
February 1, 2007
exquisite commented on the word prodigious
Crowds have gathered at the windows of the hospital's nursery ward to marvel at Antonio, who is already 56cm (22in) long and drinks "prodigious amounts of milk."
exquisite commented on the word abeyance
"The frame ... held a picture of what was at the best abeyance–at the worst, there came out of it a warning to the bottom of her heart, that no return can ever make restitution for the going away." - Elizabeth Bowen, The Heat of the Day
exquisite commented on the list boggled
erg gat gie mus oes ree ait erg res eta ret rew ita sei sou
December 29, 2006
exquisite commented on the word corpuscle
Moreover, the Moon ---
by Mina Loy
Face of the skies
over our wonder.
truant of heaven
draw us under.
Silver, circular corpse
infects us with unendurable ease,
to thermal icicles
Coercive as coma, frail as bloom
innuendoes of your inverse dawn
suffuse the self;
our every corpuscle become an elf.
December 28, 2006
exquisite commented on the list exquisite-s-words
flibbertigibbet a word to describe select co-workers
December 18, 2006
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