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The Oxford Dictionary Of The Jewish Religion

- Berlin, A., & Grossman, M. (Eds.). (2011). The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2nd ed., Vols. 1-4). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion contains 2,400 entries of Jewish religious thoughts, customs, laws, and practices from traditional approaches to modern branches of Judaism, such as Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. This resource is published by the Oxford University Press, the largest and second-oldest university press known for broadcasting in all academic fields, and edited by Adele Berlin, a Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland, and Maxine Grossman, the Associate Professo...   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Kashrut, Orthodox Judaism]

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Race And The American Heritage Dictionary

- Before I moved to the United States, I lived in the Philippines as a child. While I was living in the Philippines, I was aware of my nationality and my culture. Secondly, almost everyone I knew, including my family had similar religion and beliefs. After I moved to the United States is when I began to learn the differences of race or other type of ethnicities. Growing up in the United States have thought me the different definition of race. While growing up, some people have defined race as the color of someone’s skin or physical differences while others defined race as people who shares the same values or beliefs....   [tags: Race, White American, Race, Racism]

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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]

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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]

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Personality As Defined By The Merriam Webster Dictionary

- Personality as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc., that makes a person different from another person”(Personality). Personality can refer to intellectual qualities like intelligence, way of speech, thinking and reasoning abilities and also to social characteristics like sociability, generosity, and kindness, etc. Certain characteristics judge people as to having strong or weak personalities, good and bad personalities. But what is it that makes someone have a strong personality....   [tags: Leadership, Personality psychology, High school]

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Disability Is Defined By The Merriam Webster Dictionary

- Disability is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a condition (such as an illness or an injury) that damages or limits a person 's physical or mental abilities in a way that does not allow them to function in a ‘normal’ way”. Upon further examination of that definition, it is understandable, but nonetheless very wrong, that problems tend to arise in relation to disabilities in schools more than in any other learning situation. Let us start off by breaking this definition into smaller bits that we can discuss....   [tags: Special education, Education, Disability, Teacher]

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Marijuana As The American Heritage Dictionary Dictates

- Drug, as the American Heritage dictionary dictates, is a substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication. Over hundreds of years, doctors and scientists discovered new medications to elongated everyone’s life span. However, people started to abuse drugs; using it for recreational purposes instead of the intended. This became a seeming problem across America. Drugs were causing great health issues to the population in the US. Immigrants were seen as the main users of drugs; they were the ones that introduced new types of drugs and influencing Americans to give it try....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Hashish, Cannabis laws]

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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]

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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]

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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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Insider Trading Is Defined By The Black 's Law Dictionary

- The term “insider trading” is defined by the Black’s Law Dictionary as -“The use of material non public information in trading the shares of the company by a corporate insider or any other person who owes a fiduciary duty to the company.” Insider trading can be subjected to many definitions and connotations and it encompasses both legal and prohibited activity. Insider trading takes place legally every day, when corporate insiders – officers, directors or employees – buy or sell stock in their own companies within the confines of company policy and the regulations governing this trading....   [tags: Stock, Stock market, Insider trading, Fiduciary]

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Democracy Is The Jacksonian Dictionary 's Definition Of Democracy

- What is Democracy. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of democracy is “government by the people; especially : rule of the majority; a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections” Throughout the history of the United States we have had different forms of democracy ranging from groups of small communities to outright organized government. When you think of Democracy what is it you think of....   [tags: Democracy, Human rights, Tyranny of the majority]

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The Problem Of Urban Dictionary Defines Necessary Evil

- Urban dictionary defines necessary evil as: Not liking something but understanding that it has to be accepted (sometimes) or it has to exist. This expression sums up the world I come from. As a child, I was taught to be independent, hard-working, and educated. Although I was fortunate enough to spend the majority of my adolescence within a safe community in the suburbs, I am not ignorant to struggle. I have been blessed to undergo both sides of life: my experiences range from my family not having our own home to live in to traveling to Europe....   [tags: High school, College, Higher education]

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Similarities Between Confucianism And The Chinese Philosophy Of The Lao Tzu And Chuang Tzu ( Dictionary )

- Vocabulary Han – a period of time in China in which the country was merge together (Dictionary) Manchurian – a resident of the NE region of China or Manchuria (Dictionary) Yin and Yang – is a symbol used in relation to a Chinese philosophy to represent balance between good and evil or dark and light (Dictionary) Wu Xia or Wuxia – a type of Chinese story utilizing martial arts of ancient China which showcases heroism (Dictionary) Chivalry – characteristics of a knight or courageous warrior which include “courtesy, generosity, valor and dexterity” (Dictionary) Fantasy – a series of made up images of the mind which create a world not bound by the rules of reality (Dictionary) Peking – a Chinese...   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Gobi Desert]

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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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Analysis Of Junot Diaz And The Lover 's Dictionary By David Levithan

- One can claim they love someone for an eternity, but if they break up, that eternity is a limited amount of time. Some couples are fortunate to love each other ‘forever’, but others cannot say the same. The novels, This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz and The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, contain similar views of how two people can bond with each other, but the narrators believe differently about dealing with complications with their girlfriends. The Lover’s Dictionary and This is How You Lose Her both show a loving outlook with their partner yet diverge of intimate action and compromise....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Interpersonal relationship]

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Rhetoric And Language Effectiveness Of The British Dictionary 's Number One Definition Of Rhetoric

- The British Dictionary’s number one definition of rhetoric is “the study of the technique using language effectively”. (Collins) Interestingly, an American version defines it as, “(in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast.” (Random House) or “language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable” (Merriam Webster) It seems that American’s exaggerate and fib more often, and the British apparently are more concerned with language effectiveness....   [tags: Rhetoric, Emotion, Ethos, Persuasion]

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Chinese Philosophy And Religion : The American Heritage New Dictionary Of Cultural Literacy

- In Chinese philosophy and religion, there is two principles, one negative and dark (yin), one positive and bright (yang)."yin and yang". The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. 14 Apr. 2016.In simpler words every good need, it’s bad and every bad needs its good, therefore, every pro has its con. Immigrants have become a strain in the eyes of Native born Americans. To some native settlers, they are called a poison to society, because of their different beliefs and cultures brought from their country....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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Do You Have Skills?

- Do You Have Skills. Interpersonal skills are highly important in the workplace as a manager or as an employee. Skills such as listening, assertiveness, negotitation, coaching, persuasion, interviewing, and feedback set apart a manager or applicant, who then would appeal attractive to a company. Throughout this essay, there would be a brief explanation of each skill. The first skill is listening. According to Webster, the definition of listening is ‘to pay attention to someone in order to hear what is being said, sang, played or etc.’ (Merriam-Webster) Listening is a key skill to obtain in order to be successful at any job....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Dictionary, Merriam-Webster]

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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]

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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]

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Betrayal As Defined By Dictionary

- Betrayal as defined by dictionary.com is “to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling” or “to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to” one person, or a group of people. In history this word has had a number of meanings, all remaining under the worst kind of stereotype a person can have. A traitor, for example, is someone who betrays his original group and tends to have the worst image set upon him. They are portrayed as the scum of the Earth, unless they betrayed their original party for the better good of the world, which does happen in some rare cases....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother, George Orwell]

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Psychology As Defined By Dictionary

- In order to acquire a more advanced understanding of the study of psychology, you should first know that there are four major areas in this field of study. These areas are; developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral psychology, and social psychology. Every one of these areas plays an important role when it comes to the analysis and understanding of how we, as human beings, think, react, and perceive everyday life. Developmental psychology takes investigates how we think and act throughout our entire lives....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Psychotherapy]

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The Usage Of The Word ' Queue '

- Over time, the word “queue” has been developed to hold several meanings, some of which are more commonly used than others. Although it may have more than one meaning, it is commonly believed the word only contains one use. However, the word is capable of describing several objects in the English language. The word “queue” was first used in 1592, where it was used to refer to the tail of a beast. While this definition is seen as the one most commonly known, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term is often used in a much different context....   [tags: English language, Oxford English Dictionary]

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Different Types Of Culture For An Example Germany And Netherlands

- What is devotion. Is the dictionary definition the correct definition to explain everything. The Merriam Webster dictionary states the definition that is well known to be, “a feeling of strong love or loyalty: the quality of being devoted: the use of time, money, energy, etc., for a particular purpose”. It also gives many examples of devotions like, “how devotion can be seen in prayer, worship, or other religious activities that are done in private rather than in a religious service”. Nevertheless devotion is not seen differently from time to time it is seen different through many countries....   [tags: Religion, Ritual, Human, Webster's Dictionary]

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My Interview With Former Attorney General Of New South Wales

- I sat there, nervous, worried and confused as to why I was sitting in the Intercontinental Hotel for my interview to work with the former Attorney General of New South Wales. Up until this point the only knowledge I had of this man was of his tremendous accomplishments and of the many interns he had taken on from Boston University. I had no prior communication with him directly as his assistant Zdenka had been the one emailing me and taking on all correspondence with me. It made me incredibly nervous that I was going to walk into an incredibly challenging interview....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Intern]

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The Curious Loan Approval Case Study

- The Curious Loan Approval Case Study University of Dallas Course: BUAD 8310 Section 4QA/B: BUSINESS & SOCIETY Professor: Dr. Dale Fodness Submitted by Baiju Koshy Date: 23 May 2016 Executive Summary The ethical values of a business are very important factor for any organization’s success. Business decisions taken within an organization may be made by person or groups. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines "ethics" as the "discipline dealing with what is good, and bad and with moral duty and obligation, a set of moral principles or value or a theory or system of moral values." Ethics assists individuals in deciding when an act is moral or immoral, right or wrong....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Webster's Dictionary]

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Professionalism, Good Judgment, And Polite Behavior

- Professionalism is one of the essential attitude an employee should possess in all occasion and endeavor he will undertake. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, it is defined as the “skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.” Simply, it is an impeccable combination of competence and character to carry out the responsibility being delegated meeting its required demand and expectation. Be professional. A cliché might be in the scope of different companies and organizations but a great price behind this word must be understood....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Power]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder ( Adhd )

- Oppositional Defiant Disorder Introduction A happy, healthy, vibrant little boy suddenly turned angry, hostile, and unresponsive. These words describe my eight-year-old cousin. My cousin was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) at the age of six, and continues to struggle with the symptoms even today. He has been kicked out of many schools because “they just can’t handle his anger,” and has simply been given up on. While seeing the struggle my cousin and my aunt have gone through in the past view years, it is really important for me to understand the characteristics of this disorder, the solution to this disorder, the family resources, and how the teacher’s can help him as h...   [tags: Behavior, Human behavior, Webster's Dictionary]

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Solitude For My Life : Solitude

- When I was growing up I was able to experience something that most children, and adults, don’t get to undergo in their daily life – solitude. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines solitude as, "the quality or state of being alone or remote from society". My parents made it a priority to let me spend time alone, without technology, so that I was able to understand that being alone wasn 't something that 's wrong, weird, or whatever else society labeled it. Solitude during childhood is what allows you to grow up as an individual that is able to reflect on the past, present, and to have the ability to make goals for the future....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Webster's Dictionary, Psychology]

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The Case Of Societal Rehabilitation

- What comes to mind when one hears the word rehabilitation. Do we coorelate it to physical rehabilitation. What about the case of societal rehabilitation. Certainly one would think societal rehabilitation encourages a shared aspect to multiple people based on behaviours effecting society and not necessarly the one being rehabilitated alone. with physical rehabilitation a Doctor or Health physician can diagnose whether one is physicaly rehabilitated by the pure evidence of his physical capabilities being restored....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Prison]

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The Love At First Sight

- Introduction Nearly 52% of adults claimed to believe in love at first sight, but do they know what causes it (Carlson, 2001, par 2). There are many views on how or why people fall in love at first sight. Researchers have traveled in many different directions with their studies of what causes love instantly. Psychology, biology, and myths about our souls splitting on the way to Earth then being reunited are all causes of love at first sight according to scientist (Cohen, 2013, par 3). Couples often want to say they fell in love instantly to create a romantic gesture towards their significant other, or to make their relationship sound desired....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Love]

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The Word Carries Can Start A Revolution Of Peace Throughout The World

- Throughout human history, countless wars and battles were fought; due to two different people not understanding what their enemy went through. The word sonder is the realization that everyone has their own story that is as vivid and complex. Even though sonder is not in the official English dictionary the concept that the word carries can start a revolution of peace throughout the world. Each and every day millions of people coexist with their peers in order to get tasks done, which can cause problems due to diverse perspectives and, situations like this can benefit from sonder....   [tags: English language, Oxford English Dictionary, Word]

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Popular Music Affects Everyday Speech

- Popular music is readily available everywhere, such as on the radio, the media, and online. Artists often make use of their creativity by adding in some unique and creative lyrics that contain words that we haven’t heard often or even before. As a result, popular music affects our everyday speech; certain words and phrases from its lyrics integrating themselves into our language. Bryson says that some of the ways we adopt and make up new words is by “adding to them, by subtracting from them, by making them up, and by doing nothing to them” (811) as well as by “borrowing them from other languages and creating them by mistake” (811)....   [tags: Oxford English Dictionary, English language, Word]

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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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Why Is Caring Important?

- What is caring. In any healthcare profession caring is an important concept, but what does it really mean to care. Opinions on the meaning of caring vary depending on the person and the situation. It seems that most people think of caring differently than nurses do, and nurses think of caring differently than other healthcare workers. Which arises another question, is caring in nursing different than other healthcare disciplines. What does it mean to care as a nurse. Why is caring important in nursing....   [tags: Patient, Health care, Oxford English Dictionary]

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Addiction Is A Strong And Harmful

- Addiction is simply a word, a word with grater meaning than we expect. According to the Merriam Webster, “addiction is a strong and harmful need to regularly have something”. Another meaning of addicting from Merriam Webster is “an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something”. Unusual huh, what has to make it so unusual. Why does it have to be a strong and harmful need. With that being said, can an addiction have a good impact, or can one be addicted to something for a positive outcome....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Webster's Dictionary]

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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]

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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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Ancient Chin A Modern Chinese Religion

- Han – a period of time in China in which the country was merge together (Dictionary) Manchurian – a resident of the NE region of China or Manchuria (Dictionary) Yin and Yang – is a symbol used in relation to a Chinese philosophy to represent balance between good and evil or dark and light (Dictionary) Wu Xia or Wuxia – a type of Chinese story utilizing martial arts of ancient China which showcases heroism (Dictionary) Chivalry – characteristics of a knight or courageous warrior which include “courtesy, generosity, valor and dexterity” (Dictionary) Fantasy – a series of made up images of the mind which create a world not bound by the rules of reality (Dictionary) Peking – a Chinese name once...   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Gobi Desert]

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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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Printing Press And Standardisation Paper

- PRINTING PRESS AND STANDARDISATION In 1476, William Caxton introduced England to the printing press. This significant introduction to one of the world’s greatest technological innovations, at the time, helped to increase the spread of literacy and knowledge amongst the British people as the mass production of books became cheaper and more commonly available. According to Mastin (2011), the first book ever printed, although Caxton’s own interpretation was ‘The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye’ in 1473....   [tags: England, English language, Modern English]

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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]

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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]

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Doctor Foster 's Life After The 1950s

- Important Information The first section is written in second person and is meant to inform the reader about Doctor Foster’s life after the 1950s. Doctor Foster is now retired from his practice in medicine and spends his time now “at the blackjack tables” (Wilkerson, 2010, p. 471) or giving medical advice to his friends and former patients over the phone. Doctor Foster suffers from heart problems and has already had bypass surgery (Wilkerson, 2010, p. 471). However, Doctor Foster is accepting of his condition....   [tags: O. J. Simpson murder case, Nicole Brown Simpson]

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Love And Hate Relationship With Love

- Two novels about love, both have many in common and yet differ in a way. This Is How You lose Her and The Lovers Dictionary are both two novels in which the narrator seems to have a love and hate relationship with love. To the reader it would appear that these two narrators in the novel seem to agree and disagree with their perspective in relationships. These two narrators both seem to agree upon the facts that relationships do hit tough times, and that the narrators are the ones who seem to putting in the most effort in the relationship that they would soon regret....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Interpersonal relationship]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Different Types Of Variant Of This Malware For Example

- Figure 3: Username and password dictionary There are different types of variant of this malware for example .btce, Lightaidra, GayFgt. In this case, the variant which was installed on those devices, called as .btce, also comes with an additional feature to perform DDoS attack by doing HTTP GET Flood. So, basically it will have a target IP, and the protocol to send a request is HTTP GET. However it was not clear whether it was changing the sender IP while sending those requests to targeted IP, which makes the attack even stronger....   [tags: Microsoft Windows, Operating system, Windows XP]

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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]

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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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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Student A Student A is an 11th grader at Southwest High; also, he is in ESOL Level three. I introduced myself to him and sparked up a conversation. The three most important facts I learned about Student A were that he has been in the United States since he was eight-years-old, he has close to no interest in the English language, and seems to have an over dependence on his group of friends. This information will be discussed further in the analysis of Student A’s assessment. Student A was given two assessments....   [tags: Word, English language, Language]

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Why Should The Redneck Be Socially Acceptable?

- When many individuals think of a dangerous word their minds automatically think of the words that they chose to omit when in the presence of children or words that are thought instead of spoken in formal places, but what about the words that sit along the fine line between appropriate and inappropriate. For example, the term redneck has a different meaning to those inside community versus that of those outside. This word is the most dangerous because it is looked down upon and praised at the same time....   [tags: Southern United States, African American]

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The Ethical Issues Of Physician Assisted Suicide

- In physician assisted suicide, there can be many ethical questions raised. From the view of utilitarianism and deontology, morals and consequences come to mind when discussing this topic. These theories play a vital role when exploring this topic and going in depth about its ethical issues. The film maker, John Zaristky, creator of the documentary, The Suicide Tourist, never really stated his viewpoint, only the viewpoint of the people in the video. Ethical issues In the medical field, there has always been the question raised, “What is ethical?” There is a growing conflict between two important principles: autonomy and death being considered a medical treatment....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Medicine, Deontological ethics]

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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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Dementia Is Becoming More Widespread

- Dementia is becoming more widespread. It is most prevalent in the elderly, where many health problems can come into play. Though it can stand on its own, dementia is commonly a symptom associated with a disease or condition that causes damage or deterioration to the brain. Dementia is becoming an epidemic now that people are living longer, there are currently no absolute cures but there is work in progress to treat the disease. According to Black 's Medical Dictionary, “dementia is an acquired and irreversible deterioration in intellectual function.” Approximately 10 percent of those 65 years or older are effected, as well as 20 percent of those who are 75 and up....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Alzheimer's disease]

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Using Context Entities Or Entity

- users query an entity pairs with a bunch of context entities, they prefer to know the exact relations between such an entity pair under those context entities base, so results should be selected and ranked focusing on those “constraints” or “subgroups”. Note that although we strongly recommend to use context entities or entity modifiers, our system actually allows to query all indexed words as query keywords. Type-pair-specific priors + Pattern driven ranking Another observation is that the association of related phrases and entity instances usually formulates some regular patterns and the distribution of relation phrases and patterns vary depending on the entity pair type information (See...   [tags: Sentence, Phrase, Word, Entity]

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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]

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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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