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A Dictionary of up to date American utilization КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор:Bergen Evans, Cornelia Evans Название: A Dictionary of up to date American utilization Издательство: Random HouseГод: 1957 Формат: pdf Размер: 7 Mb Язык: английскийWhen we communicate or write we wish to be understood and revered. we wish to express our that means and we wish to do it in a manner that may command admiration. to complete those ends we needs to understand the meanings of phrases, their particular meanings and their connotations, implications and overtones, and we needs to know the way to mix phrases successfully into sentences.A dictionary can assist us to appreciate the which means of a notice. however the in basic terms approach to comprehend a observe totally is to work out it in use in as many contexts as attainable. which means someone who desires to increase his vocabulary needs to learn very much and needs to ensure that he is familiar with what he reads... rapidshare zero 1 2 three four five
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A great charitable foundation which must solicit millions of dollars from the public in order to carry out its work among those afllicted with infantile paralysis had as its slogan at the time of its drive a few years ago the sentence “You’ll never walk alone” under the picture of a child with leg braces and other supports. The meaning was that a child so afflicted need not be in despair; he would always have the foundation beside him in his difficult years ahead. But the sentence could also mean “You will never again walk unaided by braces,” a thought, especially when backed by the prestige of the foundation, that must have reduced many sufferers to pitiable despondency, thus doing the very opposite of what it was intended to do.
Anonymous means nameless. Of answer course an anonymous work can be anomalous. The Tale of a Tub was. answer; reply; rejoinder; response; retort; riposte. Answer and reply, the everyday words, are almost synonymous. A rejoinder is an answer to a reply and since tempers are likely to rise when answers begin to be bandied there is in rejoinder often the suggestion of incisiveness. Retort has a definite connotation of retaliation. It is cutting, severe, witty, a definite counter to a statement or argument.
Alternatives. Some people feel that alternative means “one of two” and that it should never be used in any other sense. 57, said: My decided preference is for the fourth and last of these alternatives. although. See though. altogether; all together. Altogether is an adverb meaning wholly, entirely, completely (He was altogether in the wrong), or in all (Altogether there were six of us) or on the whole (Altogether, it’s just as well you didn’t argue with him). All together means that the members of a group are or were or will be gathered together in one place (I have put the bolts all together in the lower drawer.