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    Why are Dictionaries and Thesauruses Helpful? Beatrice Laberge Dictionaries and thesauruses are extremely helpful for everyone. whether its to find how to spell a misspelled word to wanting to sound formal with high "quality" words. They are found almost everywhere. There are many ways a dictionary/thesaurus can be used. Examples are they help people use words correctly, improve vocabulary, and correct misspelled words. First, Dictionaries and Thesauruses help people use words correctly. If, for example, someone isn't sure if a word means what they think, they can use a dictionary to get the definition(s). Or if they think the word doesn't fit well with the rest of the text, they can look in a thesaurus to get another word with the same…

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    Felicia layfulde The Strive For Beauty The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines beauty as, “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” (Merriam-Webster). While the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word “beautiful” as “Excelling in the grace of form, charm of coloring, and other qualities, which delight the eye and call forth admiration”(What is beauty and How do we Know It?). However, this definition…

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    Who Is Santiago A Hero

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    Webster’s dictionary defines hero as “any person admired for courage, nobility, or exploits especially in war...any person admired for qualities or achievements and regarded as wan ideal or model. While Hemingway defines it as a man who lives correctly, following ideals of honor, courage and perseverance through painful and chaotic times. Which could be considered as brave or courageous. In my opinion both of these definitions represent a hero. But I believe they are leaving out some aspects of…

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    The definition that many people would give for the word would probably be that gay meant a homosexual male or female. If you look the word up on the Urban Dictionary website it comes up as a homosexual male or female or, “often used to describe something stupid or unfortunate, originating from homophobia, quite preferable among many teenage males in order to buff up their masculinity"(Gay). In recent years many people were using the word gay as a derogatory term to make someone feel like they…

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    Have you seen the word ‘woot’ used by someone online to indicate that they are excited about something? I have, but I have also seen ‘woot’ used as text language, particularly as an acronym for “waste of our time”. The Concise Oxford Dictionary, however, has recently included ‘woot’, defining it as an exclamation of triumph or success (“‘Retweet’ and ‘woot’ Make Oxford Dictionary Debut”, 2011). The word ‘woot’ has been used to express enthusiasm, victory, desire, and irritation in music,…

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    voice, and equality among social circles and not just as an accessory on their husbands or boyfriends arms”. The question is, was Martha Stewart incarcerated because feminism is working, or because she was she was a patriarch and had to be taught a lesson or was she less valued as a women, in a higher class position with an egalitarian attitude. We will explore and answer these three questions. Martha Stewart and Feminism To begin with, was Martha Stewart arrested because feminism is…

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    My Writing Impact

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    Reading and writing have impacted my life in numerous ways; in fact, reading books has impacted my life by expanding my vocabulary. My mother would read difficult books to expose me to broad new words to me at a young age. She would also have me study dictionaries, and continuously give me spelling test. When I got a little older I would start to read books on my own. I would read books that opened up my imagination; such as the series, The Magic Tree House. Eventually, I ended up being too…

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    In other words, what have I learned through my education? Have I been trained in one special area or have I gained an education not only in one area, but also in learning about myself and who I am? According to Webster’s dictionary, education is defined by the development and training of one’s mind, character, and skills, as by instruction, study, or example and the knowledge and skill resulting from such instruction and training. By this definition, one might argue that being educated means…

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    Who is a hero? A hero has a different definition depending on who you ask. The definition always carries an opinion on who said it. A hero to me is a quick-witted leader who does not take the easy way out of something hard and they always function like normal people because that’s what they are. They might not be noticeable, but they will always make the greater good the priority. A hero is a quick-witted leader because they have to make a quick rash decision on the spot and be able to…

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    Behind the Curtain As said best by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This empowering quote basically says that you hold the power to decide for yourself what you think beauty is. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of beauty is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses of pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Beauty is not the only thing people value in them. It is not defined by the way you look,…

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