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Topic: Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 1:04:57 AM
Daemon wrote:
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


He was being cynical; referring to their grandeur complex. They can contradict any previous idea, and prove the opposite is right.
Topic: Waiver / Disclaimer
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 4:04:44 AM
How is disclaimer different from waiver if at all. Aren't they both statements for surrender/denial of responsibility. If so why isn't waiver in the thesaurus section under disclaimer, and vice versa (in TFD).
Topic: Anyone can help finding a correct adjective for this behavior? (vocabulary)
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:09:09 AM
I think this kind of behaviour could be defined as "monopolising"
Topic: how do you define the direction of an island, a slope?
Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 5:10:08 PM
TL Hobs thank you this is new and interesting. How do you use this in a sentence? A slope with a western aspect?
Topic: how do you define the direction of an island, a slope?
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 5:29:12 PM
Thank you all for helping me out with this matter. I could not get any hits from google with my own sentences. This time I am not even going to try. I'm satisfied with sample sentences from native speakers + TFD Forum Members and Advanced Members.
Topic: how do you define the direction of an island, a slope?
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 10:33:25 AM
Romany wrote:
I tend to think one can't say "The island lies in (a) North-South direction". without further reference.

e.g. Papua New Guinea lies North of Australia. It doesn't lie in a North-South direction because the island to the South of mainland Australia is Tasmania. A North-South direction would encompass everything from the North Pole to the South Pole and would be useless as a direction.

But then again, I'm not a pundit when it comes to geography!


Hi Romany. Maybe I should say how the island positions itself based on poles!? Because I am not trying to give directions.
Topic: how do you define the direction of an island, a slope?
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 10:26:41 AM
Thanks George
Topic: how do you define the direction of an island, a slope?
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 5:25:52 AM
Is it;

- the island's longer axis is in north to south direction
- the island lies in north - south direction (and you do not even mention the axis)

and for defining a slope;

- the hill slopes west to east (does it mean west is the bottom, and the peak is eastward?)

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