from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second person in the Trinity before his manifestation in time by the incarnation; among those who reject a Trinity of persons, some one or all of the divine attributes personified.
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  • Stevens shouted in response, the word echoing off the walls of the small room.


  • It was very cold out, a real February night, and whenever I was over there, like that night, I would try to come up with some pun in my mind about the Gowanus Canal, because the word ‘anus’ is in Gowanus and the word ‘anal’ is in Canal, and because the Gowanus smells.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Kirsten looked down at a glossy photo of the Brooklyn Bridge with the word BROOKNASTY stamped in bright yellow across the bottom.

    After Hours

  • I went on a tour of the Masonic Temple on Twenty-third Street—for purposes of research—and I saw that they use the word ‘fellowship’ a lot and I liked that.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • “Autoantibody,” the word scientists use to designate antibodies that have attacked and bound with healthy tissue in error, literally means “antibody against self.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Where a God who is totally purposive and totally foreseeing acts upon a Nature which is totally interlocked, there can be no accidents or loose ends, nothing whatever of which we can safely use the word merely.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • As Handel had been writing a chorus of simple praise to Christ that primarily repeated the word Hallelujah over and over, something happened inside him.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • Interestingly, in Jewish society today, the job title tax collector has become synonymous with the word sinner!

    The Courage To Be Christian


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