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!
Detailed, indeed-like maybe she spent DAYS dreaming it up and perfecting it-she is one sick slut...
Now that is an intelligently designed piece of prose. A+++
This particular incident didn't happen here, but Tyson is one of the 2 top private employers in this county - the other is Perdue.
A well-deserved honor for the Senator from SC.
PETA people are nuts. A+++
Good morning all! I may be scarce today. I'm in a class learning how to map business communications. Wheeee!!!!!
The "deal" was created by artifice
Let's shun all the fakes who took part in this
From McLame down to Graham
(More names--just won't say 'em)
They're commies, like Alger (not smart as Hiss)
I do believe I replied to all who pinged last nite and this AM ;-)
Miss Behave, tnx much for the heads up... I really hadn't considered that as a source of the problem, and will hereby use your suggestion in the WFTD......
Having suffered from what seemed to be the "cold from hell" for at least 4 days, which has now morphed into something causing gwmoore's gyros to tumble, uncontrollably, requiring him to go "NO GYRO" IFR,in his own personal world, just to stay in a reasonably upright posture, and walk across the room, it was suggested by Miss Behave that gwmoore might have an inner ear infection.
At 0900 (EDY) gwmoore placed a call to the family MD, and managed to secure an appt this afternoon, at which time he will apply all his artifice to clearing up this horrific problem. Since his artifice is plentiful and varied, I have no doubt that the problem will be rectified in a speedy manner.
Thanks to all who posted!! Special thanks to Miss Behave for suggesting where the problem might lie. Believe it or not, I wasn't even giving much thought to that, although I knew the problem might be there... I needed a jog in the right direction....
Hopefully the sawbones will be able to find the root of your problem.
This arty fish still adorns many the wall...
John Kerry's Character built on Heinz Money, Botox treatments, and Artifice, did not suffice , in helping him win the presidency.
A+++. Bravo, Truthie!
A+++ for using the WFTD in a sentence. And another sentence.
And that is exactly what happens when Dad won't give you a Christmas list! A+++ !
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