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My Personal Dictionary - my personal dictionary My friends are constantly baffled to learn that I was once a jock (of sorts). They know how much time I give to the arts, look me over in disbelief, and completely deny my former athletic glory with a few chuckles, some pointing and laughing, and some giggling uncontrollably. I am prone to hiding from that sort of people. athlete, ath’lēt, n. [Gr. athlētēs, from athlon, a contest.] One trained in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, and bowling. Through time, I discovered the meaning of sports....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1000 words
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A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson - In Johnson’s preface to A Dictionary of the English Language, Johnson argues the importance of preserving language. Other dialects had a produced their own dictionaries, such as the French and Italians. Various writers of the eighteenth century were alarmed at the fact that there was no standard for the English language, since there was no standard it could easily become extinct. Johnson explored many points, such as how and why languages change as well as how many words are formed. Many words are derived from other languages; Johnson speaks of how traders managed to communicate with those from the Mediterranean and Indian coasts....   [tags: Preserving the English Language]
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The Dictionary Definition, Outcome, and Feeling of Hunger - Edoardo Masset states that “the dictionary definition of hunger indicates an “uneasy and painful sensation caused by the lack of food” (Masset pg. 1). He goes on to write that it is nearly impossible to quantify this measurement in any way. However, he presents a few different hunger indices and goes into detail each of their pros and cons. The first is the World Bank food security indices. This index was developed over the course of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Within this index, “hunger was defined as a lack of energy to conduct an active and healthy life and measure by the proportion of individuals with insufficient caloric energy consumption” (Masset pg....   [tags: food, starving, global] 694 words
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Noah Webster and the American Dictionary - Noah Webster and the American Dictionary Noah Webster—an 18th century American patriot, copyright pioneer and author of a dictionary that sustains his name centuries later. Born in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1758, Webster is known both for fighting in the American Revolution and for his position as being a strong advocate for the Constitutional Convention. His admiration of valiant creative people and their regard for the preservation of their civil ideals was surpassed by the feeling of lament at how hesitant they could be when it came to the protection of their own interests....   [tags: Papers] 1733 words
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Data Dictionary and Normalization Guidelines - Data Dictionary and Normalization Guidelines The purpose of a data dictionary is to define the objects and data within an organization's database management system. This metadata does not contain any of the database's data, but only information about the structure, storage and use of the database's data. A data dictionary can be stored in files or documents, or can be stored within a database in the DBMS. For example, a database may contain an employee table that has an emp_no column and an identification_no column....   [tags: Database Management Data] 921 words
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Small Island and a Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers - ... The heart of her novel is when she meets a forty-four English man, ex-anarchist, who lives in Hackney. The novel portrays this man as ideal, but the man is not good enough to offer her any sort of future. This shows by his inability to commit to their relationship. Instead of the man she romanticized about, the reality about him is of someone who instead pulls away. He instead values his privacy and often struggles to keep his life private aided by his poor communication skills (Guo, 2008, 157)....   [tags: migration, socioeconomic conditions]
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Relfection on "The Theory behind the Dictionary: Cultural Literacy and Education" by Hirsch - In the reading, "The Theory behind the Dictionary: Cultural Literacy and Education," they had some great reasoning for their ideas. I liked the author’s whole explanation of someone may know how to read, but until they fully understand the whole background of what they are reading, they are not getting anything from the reading. The reader and the author are not "communicating." They also explain why reading ability measured in how well a person can understand diverse kinds of writing on numerous subjects....   [tags: reading, knowledge, communication]
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What is drama? The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious - What is drama. The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious play for theatre, television or radio. Introduction ============ What is drama. The Collins dictionary describes drama as a serious play for theatre, television or radio. Drama is enjoyed today as much if not more than in when it was invented. Everyone around the world in some time in their lives has relied on drama to bring pleasure, fear and entertainment. Millions of people have become famous and have earned their living through bringing drama to the public through the silver screen and through the small screen....   [tags: Drama] 1361 words
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Kokoro: The Heart, the Mind, the Essence - In the book Kokoro, the word kokoro seems to carry a certain vagueness because it’s a foreign word that carries a heavy importance in the book. Since the book did not have a detailed explanation of the word kokoro, I decide to look elsewhere for a definition. In the Dharma Dictionary, it said that kokoro had three meanings, the mind, heart, and essence. It also stated, “Originally, kokoro referred to the beat of the heart, which was considered to be the essential organ of life and the source of all activities....   [tags: betrayal, sensei, Dhama dictionary]
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Latin Language Is Not Dead - ... Latin has had a big influence on English. Altitude: How high something is from sea level. Derivative of: alta If you want to climb a mountain you will be forced to climb at a high altitude. Antique: An object that is valuable because of how old it is. Derivative of: antiqua This vase is one of the most expensive antiques ever. Benefit: A good thing, the benefit of something is how it is good for you. Derivative of: bene There are many benefits of drinking water, one is it helps you have healthy skin....   [tags: dictionary, influence, definitions] 763 words
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Scops: A Living History - Scops: A Living History A scop is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "an Old English poet or minstrel." However, scops were simply so much more than that to the medieval world. They were the only means of entertainment for the people of the time. There was no television or Internet to escape to, and books were not readily available. Most medieval people in the eighth through twelfth centuries could not read or write,so the scops would tell amusing stories or tales of heroic deeds to the music of their harps....   [tags: English Literature Dictionary Essays]
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Wyrd - Wyrd “Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good.”-- Beowulf According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Anglo-Saxon word “wyrd” means “the principal, power, or agency by which events are predetermined; fate, destiny.” The Anglo-Saxon understanding of fate is not all too different from our modern understanding and applies to both Christian and pagan beliefs. Fate is a force that controls a man’s life regardless of his actions. Fate is usually seen as three women, sometimes blind, who weave the thread of a man’s life and cut it when it is his time to die....   [tags: Anglo Saxon Dictionary Power Essays]
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Samuel Johnson: The Lexicographer - Samuel Johnson the biographer, essayist, critic, poet, prose writer, parliamentary writer, dramatist and conversationalist, has been an extraordinary lexicographer too. He published his two- volume Dictionary on 15 April 1755, “The Dictionary of the English Language”. This Dictionary has also been at times published as Johnson’s Dictionary. Robert Burchfield the modern lexicographer commented on Johnson’s Dictionary: In the whole tradition of English Language and literature the only dictionary compiled by a writer of the first rank is that of Dr....   [tags: biography, language]
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Eating Disorders Among Teenagers: Annotated Bibliography - Introduction This research task is based on the prevalence of eating disorders amongst teenage girls in our School amongst the ages of 15-18. This is a valid topic as being a teenage female in an all-girls school; it is a very easily relatable topic. I am interested to find out about the prevalence of eating disorders in my school and ultimately in helping the girls who are suffering from a disorder and are not getting the sufficient help that is needed when one if suffering from Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia ]
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Research Study on EFL Students and Language - Data collections The first phrase of data collection is planned to collect qualitative data, thus learning reflection assignments were assigned to 30 students at the end of the Translation 1 course on 16 February 2014. Their learning reflections contained around 900-1,000 English words. Also, the students were allowed to submit their reflection via email. After receiving the students’ learning reflections, 10 conversational interviews were set for informal interviews with participants to clarify their indistinguishable points....   [tags: Vocabulary, Strategies] 1061 words
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Definition Essay - Defining the Word Private - Definition Essay – Defining the Word Private As time progresses, so does the English language.  We use many words out of context.  But depending on the person, time, and maybe the location a new meaning may be adopted for any word.  As well as actual definitions of words.  Since 1913, when The Merriam- Webster dictionary was published, the meaning of the word private has changed, but not drastically. Since the earliest publication of the three dictionaries, the use of private and its context has not changed much.  There are not many different ways the word private can be used that would not be different from when the word was first published in dictionaries.  Everyday conversations that in...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Definition Essay - The Word 'Private' - Definition Essay - The Word 'Private' Private is a word with a multitude of meanings, some known and others not so known. When searched for in a dictionary, it can be found that the definitions don't vary much between the three dictionaries, although the dictionary from 1913 had a few dissimilar terms. The word private was looked up in Webster Dictionary from 1913,  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, and the Oxford English Dictionary: Second Edition. Many people think of private as meaning something in solitude, or secretive....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Social Networking and Human Relationships - Social networks have always been part of evolutionary behaviour. From the combination of cells to create a microorganism to homosapiens (BOOK GLOBAL BRAIN) who working together as a hunting team. (SOURCE STAR SUCKERS FILM). Fast forward to the 21st century and online social communities (social networking sites or SNS) such as chat rooms and member based communities have quickly become part of our everyday lives. Social networks are a highly complex web of interaction which consists of family, friends, lovers, colleagues and others where one shares a relationship with (be it sexual or platonic)....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter]
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Definition Essay - Defining Service - Definition Essay- Defining Service Being raised in a Christian faith and family, you’re likely to hear the word “service” quite a bit. Not ever truly being interested in the denotation of this word, I always referred to the church holding services, in which were usually, programs that contain dedicated members of the church. Oxford American Dictionary says describes it as “a meeting of a congregation for worship of God, a religious ceremony. Religion being such a sensitive issue for many people, and because there are so many opinions concerning it out there, connotations for words frequently used in it are not widely talked about....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Finding Greatness as an Athlete - There have been many high-profile names in the world of sports, which have garnered the interests of sports fans throughout the years. Distinguished such as Lebron James, Ken Griffey Jr., Donovan McNabb, and Johan Cruyff are among favorites to many who follow their respective sport. Although all are exceptionally good athletes, the names of Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, and Pele will forever a class above them. Yes for the most part, these sportsmen have demonstrated their strength, talent, and athleticism, but there is a huge gap between the first class of names I mentioned, and the second....   [tags: Winning, Championship Titles]
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Definition Essay - The Many Ways to Define Service - Definition Essay - The Many Ways to Define Service   The service will soon end.  When one reads the prior sentence what exactly does he see coming to an end?  Depending upon one’s hobbies, peers, and cultural status, certain words may take on a sense of ambiguity.  The definition as stated in The Oxford English Dictionary, “work done for somebody else as a job,” is seemingly accurate. A possible influencing factor on one’s definition of service could be the SLWP work the entire WRA135 class has contributed to the YouVote website.  With the dedicated service to the website, and in turn the viewing community, the student may have come to view the word service as a term describing the help of...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Etymology and Analysis of the Word Burn - Words have so many different meanings. Just pick up a dictionary to discover the many different meanings of the same word. Have you ever wondered where the meaning of the word originated. Maybe you have asked what a word means when another has used it out of context. How did one word come to mean so many different things. This paper will allow me to explore the definition of burn and where it originated. I will also discover how it has changed over the years and what the definition is today. Slang is the key reason words take on new meaning....   [tags: language, slang]
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Definition Essay - The Many Meanings of Community - Definition Essay - The Many Meanings of Community Community is a common tool of the English language to categorize people and put unique individuals into a single group.  However, what is the real meaning of community?  Community can be used as a noun or an adjective and it has a plethora of meanings in the dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary defined the word community in two pages worth of different meanings.  The earlier definitions (from the 17th century) defined community as “the quality of appertaining to or being held by all in common; joint or common ownership, tenure, liability” and a “common character, quality in common, commonness, agreement, identity.”   Then in the later...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Definition Essay – Different Meanings of Private - Definition Essay – Different Meanings of Private “Property is a central economic institution of any society, and private property is the central institution of a free society.” This was a quote by David Friedman (Friedman). The word dealt with in this essay is ‘private’ and this quote exactly examines one of the prime meanings of private. The main aim of my essay is to explain the different meanings of the word private and to explain the significance and variations of its usage over the past decades....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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How Do You Define a Citizen? - How Do You Define a Citizen. Dictionary Library. Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1966 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city; a member of a state; having the rights and duties of a citizen. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1962 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, to burgess or freeman of a city.   1. formerly, a native or inhabitant, especially a freeman or burgess, of a town or city; hence,   2....   [tags: Definition] 930 words
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The Importance of Not Being Subjective whilst Working with Children - This essay will explain the importance of not being subjective whilst working with children. According to Collins’ English Dictionary, subjective means that you are ‘relating to or emanating from a person’s emotions or prejudices’. In brief, this means that you are reliant on your own personal feelings therefore resulting to you judging that child for not displaying the behaviour that you would expect. The opposite of subjective is objective which, according to The Oxford Dictionary, means that a ‘person or the judgement should not be influence by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts’ therefore, observations should be unbiased (‘being not biased or prejudice; f...   [tags: objectivity in education] 1007 words
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Notorious English Writers: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson Born on September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, Samuel Johnson was an English writer who made contributions to literature as a poet, satirist, critic, biographer, and lexicographer. Since Johnson’s parents were bested by financial problems, his childhood was not unrivaled. In spite of Johnson’s misfortune, to prepare “himself for the role as the century’s greatest man of letters,” Samuel Johnson sought education from the books in his father’s shop (Cody 2). Blind in one eye, nearsighted in the other, deaf in one ear, Samuel Johnson contracted scrofula from his wet nurse....   [tags: Dr. Johnson, poet, lexicographer]
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Situational Awareness, Profanities, and Desensitization - Are there situations where using profane language is socially acceptable. Countless people would argue that no circumstance justifies using profanities, however, if they were to say that they have never sworn, they would be lying. Profanities have a time and place, but you have to be aware of where and to whom you use them on. Sometimes when people are angry or upset noting can sum up how they are feeling quite like a swearword. When teenagers and young adults socialize, profanities are not far behind, however, it is often in good natured fun....   [tags: social, profane, situations] 728 words
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Definition of Citizen - Definition of Citizen The context in which words are used may change in everyday conversation, but ultimately the foundation of the definition remains constant. The number one definition generally changes due to advancement in society. Consider the word "citizen." The meaning of the word citizen has changed since 1913, but the definition that is used today was also used back then. There are some commonalities between The Webster Dictionary, published in 1913 and The Oxford English Dictionary, as well as, The American Heritage College Dictionary....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Female Reproductive System - The female reproductive system is found on the inside of all females and does a lot of assignments. One of them includes producing eggs for your menstrual cycle, or to get fertilized, and also it produces hormones. There are many parts to the reproduction system one of them including the ovum. It is a cell that turns into an egg after being fertilized by sperm cells and the cells look like an eye. The eyelashes would be considered the hairs surrounding the cell called granulate cells. Also has a thick coat that protects the cell called the zona pellucid....   [tags: eggs, menstrual cycle] 599 words
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The Meaning of Service - The Meaning of Service Service is a word used constantly.  The word service has an impression on many people.  For example; people who work as lifeguards view their work as a service to the community.  Naturally, based on working as a lifeguard their definition of service would be an action beneficial to the well-being of others.  Not surprisingly, a similar definition was found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  Service is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the action of serving, helping, or benefiting; conduct tending to the welfare or advantage of another; condition or employment of a public servant; friendly or professional assistance."  Furthermore, in Webster's Nint...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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A Pattern Matching Approach to Find the IUPAC Names in Chemical Documents - Chemical substances or entities are important terms in chemistry publications and patents. Various representations are available to represent chemical entities like IUPAC, trivial names, SMILES, InChI and CAS Registry numbers. Chemical names pose a special challenge in information retrieval since they typically are long and complex expressions and prone to variation, which in turn may cause a decrease in retrieval performance. The difficulty in obtaining manually annotated data for training NER systems has motivated researchers to look for alternative ways of generating annotated data, or for making the best possible use of unlabeled data....   [tags: chemical substances, data] 686 words
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An Interpretation of “Black Lamb” by Paula Bohince - Paula Bohince grew up in rural Pennsylvania town and still resides there. (Bohince, Paula). The theme and setting reflects a young innocent girl raped in a Pennsylvania town. The poet writes the poem from the victim’s perspective. The words give a creepy feeling of what has happened. The poem describes a young girl who was brutally taken advantage of and relays the devastating affect it had on her. The diction is very fitting for the poem. It creates a very vivid picture of the devastating affect the attack had on the girl....   [tags: Black Lamb, Paula Bohince, rape,]
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Strategies for Teaching English as a Second Language - Results Before delving into the results directly related to the research questions, it is important to establish that the participants were all successful readers by analyzing how well the participants performed on the reading task. First, all of the participants scored high on their orals summaries. Although each participant chose to highlight different details, they all successfully reported the main ideas and arguments of the article. In addition to the high scores on the summaries, the participants did not find the article to be difficult to read....   [tags: education, processes]
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Observations Carried out on Children Should Be Objective - All observations that are carried out on children should be ‘objective’. According to the Oxford online dictionary objective means that a person or their judgement should not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts – in other words, the observations should be unbiased. You should always be non-judgemental about the child and base your observation from only what you have seen on that specific day, not taking any past events into consideration – it is important that all children are treated fairly and equally to make the observation valid (based on the truth – Collins English dictionary) it is essential to make observations valid to increase objecti...   [tags: judging a child, subjectivity] 1411 words
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The Dark Wood of Error by Dante Alighieri - Words… Without them what would life be. They can mean so much when strung together correctly, but can also just be a senseless jumble of nothingness. Children often struggle to overcome the tiresome task of spelling: a seemingly meaningless string of letters. Even after that is accomplished, there are still so many different meanings to words. Words can be interpreted in any way the suits the reader at that moment in time. The word “spirit,” for example, according to Webster’s Dictionary, means the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: spirit, soul, divine comedy]
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Igniting the Faith of the People - The book of Matthew is one of the more intriguing gospels of the four. This book capture’s the reader’s attention by showing how and why Jesus turned himself into himself and became flesh. This book holds an account of the birth of Jesus, the miracles he performed and his resurrection. This article deals with the igniting the faith of people. And when applied to life it yields mighty life changing results. Unquestionably the article on Matthew is a snap shot when looking at the picture as a whole....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Definition of Courage - The Definition of Courage    The current dictionary definitions of courage are inadequate because they only include references to physical courage and omit instances of inner strength.  Three contemporary dictionaries agree closely on the definition although they differ in the order of importance. Webster's New World Dictionary describes courage as "an attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful, instead of withdrawing from it," and The American Heritage Dictionary gives a similar explanation.  While The Shorter Oxford Dictionary concurs with this meaning, it states that the primary definition is "spirit, mind, or disposition....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays ]
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Definition Essay - The Meaning of Private - Definition Essay - The Meaning of Private Freedom and confinement, contradictory as they seem, are both integrated into the description of what it means to be private.  The meaning of private is even further dual in nature when interpreted personally or in community contexts.  On a smaller scale, individual people classify private as an expected amenity, intended to be a confined to oneself.  On the other hand, communities perceive private as the quality of being independent or free from any public organization or institution.  In reference to dictionary definition, there is a dual understanding and common usage of the word private, each derived from the context in which it is used, either...   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Social Change: Moving Toward a Sustainable Society - Social change- Moving toward a sustainable society Additional language to Spanish III Introduction During this evolution, the ecosystems suffered alterations, often for the action of the organisms that shaped his community, as the changes of the succession, and others for natural phenomena that caused the massive extinction of species. These alterations were muffled by the natural way, which did that the life continued working on the Earth. Nowadays, the human action on the biosphere has provoked severe deteriorations, which many people consider exceeds the regenerating capacity of the ecosystems and that undoubtedly will reverberate in the quality of life of his settlers....   [tags: society, ecosystem, biosphere]
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StartsWith App: Word Building Game - StartsWith App StartsWith app is the latest universal app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad created by New Horizon Media. It is a word-building game that keeps your interest along the way. Its updated version, StartsWith 1.4, was released on 26 August 2013. This application runs on iOS 5.0 or later, being optimized for iPhone 5. StartsWith app actually starts with the story of how the library of Alexandria has burnt. Consequently thousands of books, manuscripts and scrolls have been lost....   [tags: application, story, role, language, level] 533 words
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Death of a Rebel - Aristotlean tragic heroes are defined by their fame and by their personal flaw which cause their own downfall. This is still true today as many influential people have cause their own demise due to their own personality flaws. James Dean is an excellent example of a contemporary tragic hero. (See Thesis) Born February 8th, in Fairmount, Indiana to Winston Dean and Mildred Wilson, James Dean quickly became a rambunctious toddler (They Died 26). All was perfect in his world until in 1940 his mother lost her battle with cancer when James was only nine years old (Encyclopedia n.p.)....   [tags: Biography]
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The Meaning of Community - The Meaning of Community Community is defined in two different ways. The Universal English Dictionary describes a community as 'a society or body of persons living in the same place, having the same rights, privileges, and interests, and acknowledging the same laws.' Another definition by the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as 'common character or commonness.' Even though these are different ways to describe this word, their meanings are quite similar and are used greatly in their own ways with everyday life....   [tags: Definition Essays Community]
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The Male Reproductive System - The male reproductive system is a set of organs that works together to produce sperm which will later in life fertilize females eggs. The testes are the most important part of the system because it produces sperm cells. It is similar and looks similar to ovaries of a female’s reproductive system because it also holds what they need to reproduce. Its job is to produce the sperm cells needed to reproduce. Due to hormonal imbalances the production of sperm cells may not even be possible in some males....   [tags: sperm, testosterone, female eggs ] 532 words
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Definition Essay - The Evolved Definition of Community - Definition Essay- The Evolved Definition of Community The definition provided in The American College Dictionary from 1964 says “a group of men or women leading a common life according to a rule.” I never really viewed community in this manner. Many of us think of the word “community” as a group of people who live near each other. We forget that a community is actually just a group of people with common interests or characteristics who often happen to live near each other. Communities can be bound by race, religion, economic standings, political standings, and most commonly, location....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Definition Essay- The Evolved Meaning of Private - Definition Essay- The Evolved Meaning of Private The word private has changed very much over the past 600 years.  When the word first originated it had a few concise meanings.  Today, the word private has plenty of definitions, some of which many people do not know.  For instance, it is interesting to learn that private means "apart from the state" or "a person not receiving treatment under the National Health Service or any similar state scheme" (Landau). Spending time looking through dictionaries helps to gain a much better understanding of a word  many think they know very well....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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The Negative Effects of Colonialism - “Colonialism is the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people.”[1] (Colonialism). Colonialism has caused several factors including the north-south gap which occurred after World War II. Colonialism began in the 1500s; the process works by a mother country using the colony’s natural resources, money savings and their lands to overpower the dependent country. This causes the country to be forced to rely on the mother country. Therefore the world wide scramble for colonies, particularly in the late 19th century- early 20th century had a tremendous negative effect on the economic, social, and political structures of indigenous, non- industrialized...   [tags: Sociology]
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Representations of Mystery and the Supernatural in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Gothic Tales - Introduction This dissertation will examine and analyse two of the macabre and Gothic tales from the English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865); The Old Nurse’s Story (1852) and The Poor Clare (1857). (Gaskell & Kranzler. 2000: vii-ix). Indicating and demonstrating how representations of mystery (secrecy) and the supernatural are used as vehicles of imagination, expression and exploration into the hidden depths of the female psyche (spirit) through the use of Gothic fiction within the Victorian era (1837-1901)....   [tags: Feminism, Literary Analysis, Thematic Elements]
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How J.R.R. Tolkien Brought a New Era of Literature - J.R.R. Tolkien has a very unique was of writing and thinking. Why say that well let me tell you. One of the most celebrated writers in the world, and also many other works of writing and literature has not diminished the view of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has ushered us into a new age of literature and a new view of fantasy books and in all of our lives is a really positive effect. And it all happened through his imagination, and on might even say that we are in a new era of literature related advancements....   [tags: fantasy, accomplishment, literature]
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