The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Profile: Wilmar (USA)
About
User Name: Wilmar (USA)
Forum Rank: Advanced Member
Occupation:
Interests:
Gender: None Specified
Home Page
Statistics
Joined: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Last Visit: Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:36:32 AM
Number of Posts: 3,036
[0.32% of all post / 1.90 posts per day]
Avatar
  Last 10 Posts
Topic: Samuel Clarke (1675)
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:34:03 AM
Clarke was an English philosopher and clergyman who advocated the theories of Isaac Newton. Clarke maintained that ethical law is as constant as mathematical law. His published works include many translations, lectures, sermons, and commentaries. In 1717, his correspondence with German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz was published. In it, he argues with Leibniz in defense of the existence of absolute space—physical space independent of what occupies it.
Topic: There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:43 AM

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
Topic: Verbs that Take Both "To" and "At"
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:07 AM

Verbs that Take Both "To" and "At"
Many verbs are able to take multiple prepositions after them. However, this often results in a change in the sentence's meaning. The most common of these pairs is "to" and "at"—a large number of verbs are able to take both.
Topic: Blackbirding
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:32:47 AM
Blackbirding refers to the recruitment of people through kidnapping and fraud to work on plantations, particularly the sugar cane plantations of Fiji and Queensland, Australia, in the latter half of the 19th century. Those "blackbirded" were kidnapped from the indigenous populations of Australia or nearby Pacific islands. In 1872, the British Parliament passed a law in an attempt to curtail the practice, but it continued until the turn of the century.

Never heard of it.
Topic: worthy cause
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:32:23 AM
worthy cause — A cause that merits attention, aid, or action due to an inherent goodness of values or intention.
Topic: henchman
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:32:02 AM

Definition: (noun) Someone who assists in a plot.
Synonyms: collaborator, partner in crime, confederate
Usage: During the rest of that short and successful strike, Bill constituted himself Mary Condon's henchman and messenger.
Topic: a composition about first aid training
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:00:46 PM
Suggestion...
Obviously, the training will not only help us acquire some practical first-aid knowledge, but will also help us enhance our awareness of safety, which is always the first priority.
Topic: If I'm not mistaken
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:32:54 PM
Another expression people have come to use to mean essentially the same thing, is "correct me if I'm wrong". It's used to prefix a statement that they are certain they are correct about, almost to the point of *daring* a person to prove them wrong. Often used when the statement they are going to make will be unpopular.
Topic: The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living...
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:17:11 PM

The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living specimen of either.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Topic: The Modal Verbs
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:16:50 PM

A modal auxiliary verb is used to change the meaning of other verbs (commonly known as main verbs) by expressing modality—that is, asserting (or denying) possibility, likelihood, ability, permission, obligation, or future intention.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.