Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
Posted on 05/26/2005 5:30:40 AM PDT by secret garden2
Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
[artifice \AR-tuh-fis\, noun: 1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness. 2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient. 3. An artful trick or stratagem. 4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.]
[Built by design and artifice, it fell apart in confusion and chaos. --John Gray, False Dawn
This theatricality is necessary to signal Prospero's farewell to magic, and indeed the play debates that very contrast between artifice and reality, illusion and truth. --Amy Rosenthal, "An insubstantial pageant," New Statesman, February 3, 2003
The smoke had cleared enough for him to see bayonets flash in the distance, behind the wall, what looked like thousands of them, the wall itself appearing to rise out of the smoke as if produced by the artifice of some magician. --Kathleen Cambor, In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. --Frans De Waal, The Ape and the Sushi Master
Etymology: [Artifice comes from artificium, from artifex, artific-, "artificer, craftsman," from Latin ars, art-, "art" + facere, "to make." It is related to artificial. ]
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
Here is my example with WFTD.
[Watching McPain engage in obligatory artifice on this morning's Fox & Friends was illuminating. It really is all about him and his movie.]
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Last day of school here! Come party with us!
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Still haven't gotten your name back, I see.
i just realized why i am not getting pinged... because i am not on my own ping list and that is what i sent to you : )
Porthos, Athos, and Artemus,
Three of the four that are part of us,
Purveyors of wit,
And swords in a snit,
But they hide not behind any artiface.
Ancients in poetry? A+++ !
Morning-we aren't having class tomorrow?
There is a sudden silence
From the 'rats who are extreme
As if they are pretending
To be part of their team
Instead of pulling leftward
As hard as they possibly can
Their party's idealogy
In any way they can
By artifice and intimidation-
They won't be silent long
Soon Howard and and the Poodle
Will be singing the same old song
Not really ancient. ;) But not trendy bodice rippers either. I love the classics.
Check it out -- the newbie is even posting threads now. Hey newbie, it's a good idea to lurk for awhile and comment on a few existing threads to establish your credibility before you start posting threads.
isn't that spelled n00b ; ) ?
A+++. Poetry is king. School will continue in this district of Freepdom since we are in the year-round program. ;)
Lock her up! A+++ !
Yep, the year-round short-bus program....
she may yet get to live out that incredibly detailed sexual assault fantasy that she fabricated, with BIG SUE in the Big House....
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