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- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 8.00
This includes more than 1,800 of the most frequently used idioms in contemporary British English, each with at least two example sentences. Compiled with non-native speakers in mind, the entire collection is compressed into a pocket-size edition. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99
Horace G. Danner?s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots? original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
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 2003; US$ 43.95
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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 1999; US$ 133.00
Rather than presenting a reverse list of words in endless sequence and strictly alphabetical order, this Reverse English Dictionary considers the structure and formation of words, grouping them together in sections and subdivisions. This way of looking at words from behind and comparing similar word endings reveals new and unaccustomed aspects of the... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 45.00
Organizing Words includes a series of essays on some 220 widely used - and much debated - terms in the social sciences, and organization studies. Each essay explores the meaning and use of the word; and also the controversies they may have sparked. The book aims to be a first port of call for students, researchers, and scholars. - ;Organizing Words... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 168.00
No other nonhuman source has served as the basis for more metaphors than animals. Speaking of Animals is a dictionary of animal metaphors that are current in American English. It is comprehensive, historical, and metaphor-based. Each entry refers to the other dictionaries that catalog that same metaphor, and the dates of first appearance in writing... 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...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 16.00
Make your ailing vocabulary go from merely good to exceptionally splendid and stupendous ! Your brain holds an impressive vocabulary of more than 20,000 words, but chances are you only use a small fraction of them. That fraction is usually filled with worn-out oldies that have lost their impact, such as interesting , good , and nice ... more...