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These save the trouble of picking out appropriate verbs and nouns, and at the
same time pad each sentence with extra syllables which give it an appearance of
symmetry. Characteristic phrases are render inoperative, militate against, make ...
The only answer that I can give to this inquiry is that the new administration must
be prodded about as much as the outgoing one before it acts. We will be sadly
mistaken if we feel that the election of Mr. Boutwell will bring the millennium to ...
My Conductor pressed me forward, conjuring me in a Whisper to give no Offence,
which would be highly resented; and therefore I durst not so much as stop my
Nose. The Projector of this Cell was the most ancient Student of the Academy.
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This is a freshman level college anthology. Any anthology of course suffers from having to include too much, to having to exclude other items. This one seems quite workable. Read full review
THE NECESSITY FOR THINKING
John Henry Newman
THE RIGHT USE OF LANGUAGE
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