Informative and enlightening, this volume describes the origins and sense development of over 11,000 words in the English language. Well-known idioms ...Show synopsisInformative and enlightening, this volume describes the origins and sense development of over 11,000 words in the English language. Well-known idioms such as "say it with flowers" are highlighted with the dates of their original use and how and when they came about.Hide synopsis
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This volume does very little more than a dozen others of the same ilk, currently available. It does have a very comprehensive coverage of the English vocabulary, but many of the entries tell you little more than the meaning of a word, which any common dictionary can also do. In many instances the word origins are not fully indicated, nor the evolution of their usage. It lacks anecdotal content and evidence, and is rather dry in its presentation.
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