The Devil's Dictionary

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Author: Ambrose Bierce
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,527 / 185 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.9
LoC Category: AG
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 14,915
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in a mysterious way," commonly with the property of another.

Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; The trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.

Phela Orm

ABSENT, adj. Peculiarly exposed to the tooth of detraction; vilifed; hopelessly in the wrong; superseded in the consideration and affection of another.

To men a man is but a mind. Who cares What face he carries or what form he wears? But woman's body is the woman. O, Stay thou, my sweetheart, and do never go, But heed the warning words the sage hath said: A woman absent is a woman dead.

Jogo Tyree

ABSENTEE, n. A person with an income who has had the forethought to remove himself from the sphere of exaction.

ABSOLUTE, adj. Independent, irresponsible. An absolute monarchy is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins. Not many absolute monarchies are left, most of them having been replaced by limited monarchies, where the sovereign's power for evil (and for good) i

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 4 reviews: *****
2013.05.17
Suspenso
****.

Funny with a lot of truth on the meanings. Slightly weird to be reading a dictionary, but you will find a couple of definitions you will want to share.

Example: RUMOR, n. A favorite weapon of the assassins of character.

2008.05.31
Tristan
*****

Brilliant!!!

2007.10.26
Felix Adebayo
****.

Very good and funny. It is my favourite eBook. I highly recommend it.

2006.12.15
Tony
*****

Highly recommended, with funny and even truthful perspectives of words, sometimes with additions of poems on the word...

i.e MAD, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane.


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