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The Devil's Dictionary (Wordsworth Collection)Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country s most celebrated and cynical wits a merciless American Swift whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self delusion, politics, business, reliegion, literature and the arts In this splendid dictionary of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you ll find over 1,000 pointed definitions, e.g Congratulation The civility of envy , Coward One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs and Historian A broad guage gossip Anyone who likes to laugh will love the Devil s Dictionary Anyone looking for a bon mot to enliven their next speech, paper or conversation will have a field day thumbing through what H.L Mencken called some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language. Free Read [ The Devil's Dictionary (Wordsworth Collection) ] author [ Ambrose Bierce ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Devil's Dictionary (Wordsworth Collection)
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • English
  • 20 December 2017
  • 1853263648

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  1. goodreads, n Website designed to prevent people who enjoy books from finding time to read them.review, v.i. Demonstrate, through a short essay, appreciation for one s own wit.

  2. The devil s dictionary, Ambrose BierceThe Devil s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers Bierce s witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic s Word Book in 1906 and then in acomple The devil s dictionary, Ambrose BierceThe Devil s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written ...

  3. For years now, I ve kept the following definition tacked to my cubicle wall EDITOR, n A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bun...

  4. I know I know this is not a real dictionary, but I read the entries randomly, and sometimes I checked a word if there was an amusing definition when I was skimming reading this book That s why I put it as reference.I am tempted to put it on read shelf, but I admit I ...

  5. Absolutely inspired Bierce s wit is a literary scalpel honed to a fineness that can slice exceptionalism at the molecular level Of a kind with the mighty Voltaire s Philosophical Dictionary, though featuring fewer multi paragraph cannonades of cutting, even cruel wit in lieu ofbroadly aimed and concisely barbed thrusts Finding myself stuck in a lengthy queue for the cashier when purchasing it along with a handful of other textual beauties scooped up second hand , I opened it to A and Absolutely inspired Bierce s wit is a literary scalpel honed to a fineness that can slice exceptionalism at the molecular level Of a kind with the mighty Voltaire s Philosophical Dictionary, though featuring fewer multi paragraph cannonades of cutting, even cruel wit in lieu ofbroadly aimed and concisely barbed thrusts Finding myself stuck in a lengthy queue for the cashier whe...

  6. There may be none, outside of perhaps Rabelais, who may so decorously handle the refuse of the world The Devil s Dictionary is a guidebook for the mind of man, and perhaps a certain delicacy becomes necessary when exploring something so rude...

  7. Bitter, biting, and on the money.Other folks have given examples of Bierce s definitions, but I ll add a fewResponsibility, n A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one s neighbor.Railroad, n The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.Influence, n In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.Bore, n A person who talks when you wish him to listen.Abscond Bitter, biting, and on the money.Other folks have given examples of Bierce s definitions, but I ll add a fewResponsibility, n A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one s neighbor.Railroad, n The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.Influence, n In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.Bore, n A person who talks when you wish him to listen.Abscond, v.i To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.Mercy, n An attribute beloved of detected offenders.Lexicographer, n A pestilent fellow who, under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the developmen...

  8. Conservative, n A statesman who is enad of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.Impiety, n Your irreverence toward my deity.Patriotism, n Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name In Dr Johnson s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last...

  9. Perfect This man is the father of trolling and modern sarcasm.The Internet you have today, you owe it to him Yup.Without Bierce, there d be no memes.Or if I may sing Penny Lane style Ambrose Bierce is a man with scant few photographsOf every word he s had the pleasure to writeAnd all the people that come and goStop and say helloOn the corner is a married man wearing CrocsThe little childre...

  10. Although the book is great fun, perhaps not so much to a jaded 21st century mind as it must have been when the book was first published Sorry if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5 star reviews before t...