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    Quite apart from that whatever this person wants to say/plagiarise is probably supposed to be on hypercriticism.

    November 29, 2011

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    1. Excessive criticism, or unjust severity or rigor of criticism; zoilism.

    · “The pedagogue, it is true, often expressed his disgust at the amusements and antics of the negroes, declaring they were unbecoming human beings and otherwise manifesting that disposition to hypercriticism, which is apt to distinguish one who is only a tyro in his own case.”


    · “The official Cuban news agency AIN recently accused them of "hypercriticism" and being the latest tool of Cuba's foes.”

    Yahoo! News: Latest news headlines News Headlines | Top Stories

    · “Not the part of hypercriticism and misconstruction of Northern 'Orders,' and affectionate blindness to”

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

    · “The Established folk went on calling the minister of Knox Church "Mr" Drummond long after he was "Doctor" to his own congregation, on account of what they chose to consider the dubious source of the dignity; but the Knox Church people had their own theory to explain this hypercriticism, and would promptly turn the conversation to the merits of the sermon.”

    The Imperialist

    · “These are but trivial faults; and if they had not been so easily corrected, it would have been hypercriticism to notice them.”

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

    · “Fault-finding in more than one or two unimportant details would be hypercriticism where so much is perfect, and it becomes our happy privilege, in this notice, to commend and to point out, to”

    The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 A Typographic Art Journal

    · “With regard to the Somnauth gates, a pettier piece of hypercriticism, and a more palpable exhibition of hypocrisy, were never witnessed on”

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

    · “Faults, negative and positive, may undoubtedly be discovered in it; but the same is true, in a greater or less degree, of every other production of human labor; and the eyes neither of malice nor of hypercriticism have been able to find any sufficient reason why this”

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

    · “And we can hardly be accused of hypercriticism, in directing the attention of the editors to a sentence like the following, in the article _Diptera_, p. 498, 2d col.”

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

    · “But it would be hypercriticism, as the tale is told.”

    The Man of Property

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    Noun (49)

    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    1. A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

    2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance.

    3. Sexual passion.

    4. Sexual intercourse.

    5. A love affair.

    6. An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object.

    7. A person who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment.

    8. An expression of one's affection: Send him my love.

    9. A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of language.

    10. The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her greatest love.

    11. Mythology Eros or Cupid.

    12. Christianity Charity.

    13. Sports A zero score in tennis.

    Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    1. In Tasmania, the blue-creeper, Comesperma volubile.

    2. The principle of sympathetic or pleasurable attraction in sentient and thinking beings; that feeling of predilection or solicitude for, or delight in, certain individuals or classes, principles, qualities, or things, which excites a strong desire or craving for the welfare, companionship, possession, enjoyment, or promotion of its object or objects; the yearning desire (whether right or perverted) for what is thought to be best in any relation or from any point of view. In its purest and most universal form, love is regarded in the highest conception of God as the essence of divinity.

    3. Intimate personal affection between individuals of opposite sex capable of intermarriage; the emotional incentive to and normal basis of conjugal union: as, to be in love; to marry for love.

    4. A beloved person; an object of affectionate interest, as a sweetheart or a husband or wife: often also used in address as a term of endearment.

    5. capitalized A personification of the passion of love; sexual attraction imagined as an independent power external to its subject: applied especially to Cupid (more properly Amor) or Eros, the classical god of love, and more rarely to Venus or Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

    6. An embodiment or a representation of Cupid; one of a class of beings poetically imagined as devoted to the interests of lovers, and depicted as winged boys.

    7. Gratification of a sexual passion or desire, as in an illicit relation.

    8. A kindness; something done in token of love.

    9. A thin silk stuff. One variety, soft and translucent, was used for veils. See love-ribbon.

    10. In some games, nothing: a term indicating that no points have been scored: as, the game was two, love (that is, two points on one side and nothing on the other); love all (all the players have failed to score).

    11. An old game in which one holds up one or more fingers, and another, without looking, guesses at the number.

    12. The plant Clematis Vitalba, the virgin's-bower or traveler's-joy.

    13. Synonyms and Love, Liking, Predilection, Attachment, Affection, Fondness, Devotion; friendship, kindness, tenderness, delight, partiality, charity (theological). As between persons, love is the most general of these words, covering much the widest range, both in degree and in kind. Liking is the weakest. Predilection goes a little further, but is only a preparatory liking or readiness to love. Attachment has much of the notion implied in its derivation; it is a love that binds one to another, an unwillingness to be separated. Affection is generally a regulated and conscious love or attachment; it goes deeper than attachment. Attachment and especially affection are often the refined and mellowed fruit of the passion of love. Fondness, originally a foolish tenderness, is not yet altogether redeemed from that idea; it may be an unreasoning and doting attachment, and is never very high in quality. Devotion is a sort of consecration or dedication to the object of one's feeling, an intense loyalty, as to a superior—a constant service. See esteem.

    1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness.

    2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

    3. Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.

    4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.

    5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.

    6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address.

    7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

    8. A thin silk stuff.

    9. A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

    10. Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc.

    11. Sexual intercourse; -- a euphemism.


    1. An intense feeling of affection and care towards another person.

    2. A deep or abiding liking for something.

    3. A profound and caring attraction towards someone.

    4. The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart

    5. A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.

    6. zero, no score.

    WordNet 3.0

    1. any object of warm affection or devotion

    2. a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction

    3. sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people

    4. a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

    5. a score of zero in tennis or squash

    6. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

    Verb (24)

    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    1. To have a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward (a person): We love our parents. I love my friends.

    2. To have a feeling of intense desire and attraction toward (a person).

    3. To have an intense emotional attachment to: loves his house.

    4. To embrace or caress.

    5. To have sexual intercourse with.

    6. To like or desire enthusiastically: loves swimming.

    7. Theology To have charity for.

    8. To thrive on; need: The cactus loves hot, dry air.

    9. To experience deep affection or intense desire for another.


    1. To have a strong affection for.

    2. To need, thrive on.

    3. To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.

    4. To care deeply about, to be dedicated to.

    5. To derive delight from a fact or situation.

    6. To lust for.

    7. To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)

    1. To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will

    2. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

    3. To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like

    4. To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

    WordNet 3.0

    1. have a great affection or liking for

    2. have sexual intercourse with

    3. be enamored or in love with

    4. get pleasure from

    Other (7)

    Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    1. To praise; commend.

    2. To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.

    3. To regard with a strong feeling of affection; hold dear; have a strong regard for.

    4. Specifically, to regard (one of the opposite sex) with the admiration and devotion characteristic of the sexual relation; be in love with.

    5. To have a strong liking, craving, or appetite for; like; take pleasure in; delight in: followed by a noun or an infinitive.

    6. To caress; show affection by caresses: a childish use of the word.

    7. To have strong affection; especially, to be passionately attached to one of the opposite sex.

    Idiom (6)

    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    1. for love Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward: She volunteers at the hospital for love.

    2. for love or money Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative sentences: I would not do that for love or money.

    3. for the love of For the sake of; in consideration for: did it all for the love of praise.

    4. in love Deeply or passionately enamored: a young couple in love.

    5. in love Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese painting; in love with the sound of her own voice.

    6. no love lost No affection; animosity: There's no love lost between them.


    1. Middle English, from Old English lufu; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.


    · “No age gap is too wide in front of true love .. ... @love it xcxcvcx”

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

    · “Some degree of goodness must be previously supposed; this always implies the love of itself, an affection to goodness: the highest, the adequate object of this affection, is perfect goodness; which therefore we are to _love with all our heart_,”

    Human Nature and Other Sermons

    · “If I should say out loud what I think of them -- or if I should say what I think of friends who meddle and maunder on about love -- _love_ -- I'd be ashamed if I were overheard.”

    All-Wool Morrison

    · “We should honor, love and _obey_ our parents while we are young; and we should still _love_ and _honor_ them when we are older.”

    An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism

    · “She frankly confessed her love, so far as it went, but doubted as to whether it was _her whole love_, and doubted still more her right to leave”

    Woman in the Ninteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman.

    · “The _Indicative Mood_ expresseth the _Action_ or _Passion_ simply directly and absolutely; as _I love, I have loved, I will love_.”

    A Short System of English Grammar For the Use of the Boarding School in Worcester (1759)

    · “The _Imperative Mood_ has the _Signs_ _do, let_; as -- _do thou love, let him love_.”

    A Short System of English Grammar For the Use of the Boarding School in Worcester (1759)

    · “The _Infinitive Mood_ has the _Signs_ _to, about_; as _to love, about to love_.”

    A Short System of English Grammar For the Use of the Boarding School in Worcester (1759)

    · “Active, in regular Verbs_, is always the same as the _first Person_ of the _Indicative Mood Present Tense singular_; as _to love, I love_.”

    A Short System of English Grammar For the Use of the Boarding School in Worcester (1759)

    · “If he did, it would break my heart, for I love him -- _love_ him dearly.”

    November 27, 2011