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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780191084249
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 512
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.



The Little Oxford Gift Box

The Little Oxford Gift Box Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 0198808860
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 1008
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From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from "Parties" to "Punctuality," and from "Apology" to "Toasts," this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects from "Books" and "Borrowing" to "Dreams" and "Cats." Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Together, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.



Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199654505
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 496
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Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.



The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs Author Charles Clay Doyle
ISBN-10 9780300136029
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 294
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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.



Oxford Pocket School Dictionary of Word Origins

Oxford Pocket School Dictionary of Word Origins Author John Ayto
ISBN-10 0199111936
Release 2004-07-01
Pages 512
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Provides over 10,000 word origins in alphabetical order.



Dictionary of Proverbs

Dictionary of Proverbs Author George Latimer Apperson
ISBN-10 1840223111
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 656
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.



Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780198614173
Release 2006
Pages 580
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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.



The Oxford Compendium of English

The Oxford Compendium of English Author Jonathan Law
ISBN-10 0199691134
Release 2001
Pages 1552
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The Oxford Compendium of English is the ideal reference source for language lovers. With one volume containing definitive English language usage guidance and practical hints on communicating, another volume filled with the most up-to-date and easily accessible quotations and proverbs, and another volume providing a dictionary and thesaurus from Oxford's unrivalled language database, this is essential reading for the home and the office. OXFORD LANGUAGE REFERENCE DT Comprehensiveand practical advice on English grammar and usage DT Essential information on writing skills, punctuation, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and common confusables DT The use of English as an international language DT Information on public speaking, including a checklist for making a business speech OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS AND PROVERBS DT More than 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up DT Quotations on every subject you can think of, from traditional topics like Courage or Knowledge, to topical and contemporary themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering DT Over 1,000 proverbs, plus special categories including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans OXFORD DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS DT Over a quarter of a million dictionary definitions, entries, and alternative words DT Extra pronunciation and language help DT Special Reverse Dictionary supplement



Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199567065
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 574
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Over 7,000 quotations arranged by subject for easy look-up. Nearly 600 subjects covered, from Memory and Humour to Television and Weddings.



Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations

Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199609123
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 696
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Rev. ed. of: Oxford dictionary of phrase, saying, and quotation. 3rd ed. 2006.



Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 9780191059599
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 416
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.



How to Read a Word

How to Read a Word Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780191650567
Release 2010-10-28
Pages 208
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Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the routes taken by the words we choose to investigate leads us on fascinating journeys. How to Read a Word, written by the noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, shows us how we might delve into the origins, associations, and evolution of words, and is primarily concerned with the following two points: what questions can be asked about a word? And how can they be answered? Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.



Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries,
ISBN-10 9780199640942
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 864
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This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.



The Yale Book of Quotations

The Yale Book of Quotations Author Fred R. Shapiro
ISBN-10 0300107986
Release 2006
Pages 1067
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More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.



The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion Author Adele Berlin
ISBN-10 9780199730049
Release 2011
Pages 934
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Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research. The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.



The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780191578564
Release 2006-10-12
Pages 816
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Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? -



The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases Author Jennifer Speake
ISBN-10 1435293096
Release 2008-05-29
Pages 512
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Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.