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Is it fair to critique a book for how masterfully it enhances our understanding of human nature, diwbo though that wasn’t the author’s avowed purpose? Idiot — A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. This little book is certainly one that must be read.

Dicinoario if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5-star reviews before this one, but although witty, I just don’t find this the wittiest ever, which would ha An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

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A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Product details Paperback Publisher: Write a customer review.


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That is truly bierve satire, and folks, that is hard to find anywhere. Share your thoughts with other customers. If you can get past that, you’re in for a real treat. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

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Dive into a masterpiece of American satirical writing. A typical definition of one of the words in this dictionary usually begins with a staggeringly trenchant one-liner that, in just a few words, is as funny and cutting as any political cartoon you could see in any paper or any routine delivered by a comedian.

There are no graphics and so these snippets are the only use of examples and clarification provided. But it is his definitions for his words that make this little volume a classic.

Another facet of the book that makes it stupendous to read even in our day is that Bierce shied away from talking about topical issues limited to his day in most cases and instead wrote definitions for humankind in general, and that makes this dictionary timeless. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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While subjects like politics, economics, and religion are widespread, the entries cover the wide range of subjects one might see in your regular dictionary. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Instead, his definitions were filler for newspapers, later collected and published aw a dictionary. That’s an importabt distinction, for he made no effort to write a complete dictionary, and he was writing in the context of current events that are no longer current. I don’t recall now who recommended the book to me; I know it was one of my online friend East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Some of these definitions are only pithy one-liners because to add anything more to them would be to try to improve on perfection.

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