Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Word for Wednesday



A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

nonesuch or nonsuch


PRONUNCIATION:
(NUN-such)

MEANING:
noun: A person or thing without an equal.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English nan, from ne (not) + Old English swelce/swylc. Earliest documented use: 290.

USAGE:
"Tell me, Margaret, who is this paragon, this nonesuch, this nonpareil."
Jane Odiwe; Willoughby's Return; Sourcebooks; 2009.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Truth never damages a cause that is just. -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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