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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 8, 2013 holograph
dictionaries ad nauseam | 8 August 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 08/08/2013 4:15:25 AM PDT by secret garden


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".

holograph \HOL-uh-graf, -grahf, HOH-luh-\, adjective
1. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter.
noun
1. a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter.

Example sentences:
The will was holograph, for Mr. Utterson, though he took charge of it now that it was made, had refused to lend the least assistance in the making of it...
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886

“An unexpectedly thoughtful young man," said Chase, straightening the frame of (Queen Victoria's holograph letter. Originally, he had planned to put the Emerson autograph between those of Longfellow and Tennyson but then he had had second thoughts about keeping a valuable letter addressed not so much to him as the Secretary of the Treasury and so, with a sad heart, he handed it over to the Treasure archives...
-- Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel, 1984

Etymology:
Holograph entered English in the 18th century from the Greek holos + graph, meaning "whole written”.

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....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
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!


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1 posted on 08/08/2013 4:15:25 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 08/08/2013 4:17:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Rather amazing that the Queen of England had the ability, what with all the distractions her affairs of State should provide, to focus with a laser-like intensity on creating a holograph for Mr. Lincoln.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 4:33:41 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
4 posted on 08/08/2013 4:44:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obama claims that his memoirs were holograph
“I wrote these books, like I sign my own autograph”
It seems that nobody cares
That they were penned by Bill Ayers
Barry will brag that he wrote his own epitaph


5 posted on 08/08/2013 4:50:52 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
100% true. A+ for you.
6 posted on 08/08/2013 4:57:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I don’t want your...
I don’t need your...
All I’ve got is a holograph


7 posted on 08/08/2013 5:08:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Every time I see your place it reminds me off the faces I used to know,<br?
but all I’ve got is your holograph and I realize I won’t recognize you no mo’.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 5:15:49 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden
Despite his two intellectual holographs, that he supposedly wrote himself, Obama is an idiot. Obama can’t remember Dr. Jill Biden’s name or where the Gulf of Mexico is...yep, geography...those 57 states are confusing.
9 posted on 08/08/2013 5:48:50 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I’m outta luck.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 5:49:57 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden
I'd write a holographic will, but my handwriting is as opaque as the labyrinthine machinations of the Obama Regime and its benighted apparatchiks.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

Posted from my Motorola 4G - LTE

11 posted on 08/08/2013 5:56:41 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

The Ayers’-authored tomes represent some of the “hollowgraphs” of The One...


12 posted on 08/08/2013 6:53:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Dreams From My Father, Saul)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; tioga; Texan5

I tried to write the address on a package, but my pen was empty and FedEx couldn’t read my hollowgraphic label write.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

"Go away, Obama-thing;
you're devoid of hope."

14 posted on 08/08/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

Obumbles don’t know nuthin’ about no holographs — from his “autobiographies” to his speeches. Everything is done by somebody else.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 7:46:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
A+ for a good earworm.
16 posted on 08/08/2013 7:53:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist
A+ for another good earworm.
17 posted on 08/08/2013 7:54:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Dr.? Oh please. An EdD is this close to a correspondence course. A+ for you.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A for you!


19 posted on 08/08/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
Now that's punny funny. A for you!
20 posted on 08/08/2013 7:57:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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