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English Synonyms Discriminated

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They are also somewhat indebted to Archbishop Whately, and particularly to Archdeacon C. Sometimes it has been necessary to restrict the statement to a mere suggestion of the correct use; in some cases only the chief words of a group could be considered, giving the key to the discussion, and leaving the student to follow out the principle in the case of other words by reference to the definitive statements of the dictionary. Where they have differed from Stormonth, their preference, it is proper to state, has been given to English rather than to American lexicographers: in all cases, they have striven1:o avoid pedantry on the one hand and undue license on the other. Definitions Moral philosophers have defined discrimination as disadvantageous treatment or consideration. Let anyone try the experiment with a poem like Gray's "Elegy," or Goldsmith's "Traveller" or "Deserted Village," of substituting other words for those the poet has chosen, and he will readily perceive how much of the charm of the lines depends upon their fine exactitude of expression. Professor Skeat, in the main, has been followed, and no English master can afford to be without his work: whoever trusts for derivation to the dictionaries in ordinary use will lean on a broken reed.

It should need no apology that in an ''English Word-Book" the Anglo-Saxon element of the language is taken as the starting point for all comparisons. Let anyone try the experiment with a poem like Gray's "Elegy," or Goldsmith's "Traveller" or "Deserted Village," of substituting other words for those the poet has chosen, and he will readily perceive how much of the charm of the lines depends upon their fine exactitude of expression. Not one in a thousand of average students would ever discover, by independent study of the dictionary, that there are fifteen synonyms for beautiful, twenty-one for beginning, fifteen for benevolence, twenty for friendly, and thirty-seven for pure. From these two qualities arises the great value of synonyms as contributing to beauty and effectiveness of expression. Discrimination of that nature is considered a form of prejudice and in certain enumerated circumstances is illegal in many countries. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available.

There would seem, at first sight, to be no more in his words than in other words. The United Nations stance on discrimination includes a statement that "Discriminatory behaviors take many forms, but they all involve some form of exclusion or rejection. New forms of beauty start at once into existence, and all the burial places of the memory give up their dead. Such persons are simply unconscious of the fact that there are other words of kindred meaning from which they might choose; as the United States surveyors of Alaska found "the shuddering tenant of the frigid zone" wrapping himself in furs and cowering over a fire of sticks with untouched coal-mines beneath his feet.


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English Synonyms Discriminated book

Such persons are simply unconscious of the fact that there are other words of kindred meaning from which they might choose; as the United States surveyors of Alaska found "the shuddering tenant of the frigid zone" wrapping himself in furs and cowering over a fire of sticks with untouched coal-mines beneath his feet.

Title VII also provides that race and color discrimination against every race and color is prohibited. Synonymous, which is often used loosely "She has become synonymous with good taste"is the more common of the two. Professor Skeat, in the main, has been followed, and no English master can afford to be without his work: whoever trusts for derivation to the dictionaries in ordinary use will lean on a broken reed.

The United Nations stance on discrimination includes a statement that "Discriminatory behaviors take many forms, but they all involve some form of exclusion or rejection. The orthoepical notation followed is that of Stormonth, which, it is believed, will be found at once simple and effective.

The great source of vagueness, error, and perplexity in many discussions of synonyms is, that the writer merely associates stray ideas loosely connected with the different words, sliding from synonym to synonym with no definite point of departure or return, so that a smooth and at first sight pleasing statement really gives the mind no definite resting-place and no sure conclusion.

Surviving as a female slasher victim was strongly associated with the absence of sexual behavior. A racist sign on a beach in Durban under the South African apartheid laws Title VII also prohibits retaliation against any person for opposing any practice forbidden by statute, or for making a charge, testifying, assisting, or participating in a proceeding under the statute.

For instance an employee may be discriminated against by being asked discriminatory questions during a job interview, or by an employer not hiring or promoting, unequally paying, or wrongfully terminating, an employee based on their gender.

He or she just needs to be treated worse than others for some arbitrary reason.

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They have also eschewed all orthographical innovations, save such as have the sanction of recognized English authority. The distinctions between words similar in meaning are often so fine and elusive as to tax the ingenuity of the accomplished scholar; yet when clearly apprehended they are as important for the purposes of language as the minute differences between similar substances are for the purposes of chemistry.

In our own day, when so many are eager to write, and confident that they can write, and when the press is sending forth by the ton that which is called literature, but which somehow lacks the imprint of immortality, it is of the first importance to revive the study of synonyms as a distinct branch of rhetorical culture.

Send us feedback. The original identity of these languages can be realized only by constant comparison.

Dictionary Synonyms and Antonyms, First Edition

Prevalent errors need at times to be noted and corrected, but the teaching of pure English speech is the best defense against all that is inferior, unsuitable, or repulsive.

The English language is peculiarly rich in synonyms, as, with such a history, it could not fail to be. In Two Volumes Author: J. The compilers, however, have not slavishly followed Stormonth, preferring, in disputed cases, to give the alternative pronunciation where such is allowed by good and competent authority.

Gloria Cowan had a research group study on 57 different slasher films. Sex discrimination, on the other hand, may have legal consequences. From these two qualities arises the great value of synonyms as contributing to beauty and effectiveness of expression.

For some valuable hints on the arrangement the authors are indebted to Prof McElroy's excellent little work, " Essential Lessons in English Etymology," which teachers will find it profitable to consult.English synonyms discriminated [Richard Whately] on hildebrandsguld.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning, and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities.

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