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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 368.00
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second... more...
- Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
Thousands of overused words and phrases?and alternatives to them?are compiled in this ultimate writer?s reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content and replace it with crisp, concise prose. Entertaining examples of poor vocabulary make for great browsing while specific clichés and sharper options... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 21.88
Better Than Great is a unique thesaurus of praise and acclaim, containing humankind's largest gathering of fresh, potent and larky superlatives for anyone struggling to describe extraordinary things or experiences in ways that will do them justice. The English language has thousands of words to praise but ?cool?, ?good? and ?great? have become our... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 9.99
Want to find a term similar to "erudite" (meaning possessing extensive knowledge on a given subject)? Try "recondite" (meaning knowledge that's obscure and beyond ordinary knowledge). Want to find a word for "proud"? You can use "overweening" (meaning overconfident) instead. Under the time-tested and respected banner of "Roget's Thesaurus", here's... more...
- Cleis Press 2011; US$ 15.95
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary ? the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases,... more...
- Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99
Every day thousands of people worldwide consult Roget?s Thesaurus. How many stop to consider why that endlessly useful reference book is so called? Of those who know that it owes its name to the man who first devised it, how many know anything more about him? Yet Peter Mark Roget was one of the most remarkable men of the nineteenth century and he... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Anyone looking to improve his or her vocabulary and anyone who loves words will be enthralled by this unique and impressive thesaurus that provides only the most unusual -- or is it recondite? --words for each entry. more...