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  • refractory (category Word of the day archive)
    disobedient have been the signals of bloody wars, […] 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, Chapter 26, Mr. Weller knocked at the door, and after a
    6 KB (384 words) - 16:24, 22 July 2016
  • point (category Requests for quotation/Alexander Pope)
    mark. [from 14th c.] (Can we date this quote?), Alexander Pope, (Please provide the title of the work): Commas and points they set exactly right.
    36 KB (2,384 words) - 19:16, 21 July 2016
  • the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping. (transitive) To entrust to the care of another. Alexander Pope Atrides, parting for the Trojan
    2 KB (219 words) - 17:51, 22 July 2016
  • volume 409, number 8861: Ending civil wars is hard. Hatreds within countries often run far deeper than between them. The fighting rarely sticks to battlefields
    20 KB (907 words) - 20:32, 21 July 2016
  • 119: If you were to follow the wars of the diadochi, Alexander’s generals, after the death of Alexander the great, then the northern kingdom later becomes
    1 KB (165 words) - 13:08, 9 March 2016
  • Histories 2.142 Aristophanes, The Acharnians 139 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 2.27 Plutarch, Alexander the Great 14 Homer, Iliad 16.202
    6 KB (1,031 words) - 19:41, 22 July 2016
  • In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.‎ Landor We have not always been of the […] same side in politics. Alexander Pope
    23 KB (1,535 words) - 07:41, 24 July 2016
  • sycophant (category Word of the day archive)
    This language, “the imperial crown of Great Britain,” is not the style of the common law, but of court sycophants. 1787 — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist
    6 KB (472 words) - 01:11, 22 July 2016
  • Pope, The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, page xxi: This is the only piece in which the author has given a hint of his religion, by ridiculing the ceremony
    22 KB (2,151 words) - 22:00, 21 July 2016
  • Gordian knot (category Word of the day archive)
    Alexander the Great solved the puzzle by slicing through the knot and took it as a sign of Zeus's favor. He then proceeded to conquer much of the known
    5 KB (323 words) - 17:27, 22 July 2016
  • that (category Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones)
    containing the auxiliaries may, might, or should: so, so that. 1714, Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock, III.1: The hungry judges soon the sentence sign
    36 KB (2,178 words) - 19:48, 21 July 2016
  • negative (category Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones)
    on the laws. 1788, Alexander Hamilton, Federalist no. 68 The qualified negative of the President differs widely from this absolute negative of the British
    15 KB (1,007 words) - 01:10, 22 July 2016
  • the ranking officer, Sergeant Taylor took charge of the investigation. 2002, Stephen Tanner, Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great
    3 KB (118 words) - 15:50, 22 July 2016
  • in Austria, and the heavy ransom he paid for his liberty. 2010, Caroline Alexander, The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad: As
    5 KB (333 words) - 17:08, 22 July 2016
  • lot (category Dutch nouns with lengthened vowel in the plural)
    Enough to bear. Alexander Pope He was but born to try / The lot of man — to suffer and to die. 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    10 KB (971 words) - 00:44, 22 July 2016
  • ] 1720, Alexander Pope, translating Homer, Iliad, Book IV (note 125): The Death of Patroclus was the most eminent Period; and consequently the most proper
    17 KB (1,176 words) - 22:49, 21 July 2016
  • Easily or distinctly heard; audible. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Hark! the numbers soft and clear / Gently steal upon the ear. Unmixed; entirely pure. clear
    29 KB (1,727 words) - 20:30, 21 July 2016
  • and whence all the mass of gold that comes into Spain in effect is drawn. 1869, Alexander George Richey, Lectures on the History of Ireland: Down to
    23 KB (1,570 words) - 13:34, 23 July 2016
  • page 214, Or perhaps it is simply that the First World War was "the war to end all wars," since none of the conflicts for which it was fought — drawing
    4 KB (385 words) - 23:09, 24 April 2016
  • fall (category Terms with manual transliterations different from the automated ones)
    season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. [from 16th c.] A loss of greatness or status. the fall of Rome‎ (sports) A crucial
    36 KB (1,999 words) - 19:40, 21 July 2016

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