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Roget's Thesaurus   By: (1779-1869)

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Roget's Thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget is an indispensable tool that deserves a place on every writer's bookshelf. With its comprehensive collection of synonyms and related words, this timeless reference work has provided writers, students, and language lovers with a wealth of vocabulary options for over a century.

What sets Roget's Thesaurus apart from other similar works is its meticulous organization. Roget classified words into distinct categories and subcategories, creating a hierarchical structure that makes it incredibly easy to navigate and find the perfect word. The depth and precision of Roget's classification system is truly impressive, and it allows users to explore the subtle nuances of language with great ease.

This reference work goes beyond being a simple list of synonyms; it also includes numerous antonyms, related words, and phrases, enhancing the writer's ability to express themselves with clarity and precision. Roget's Thesaurus provides writers with the necessary tools to overcome writer's block, enrich their prose, and explore different tones and styles, making it an invaluable resource for anyone serious about their craft.

Another strength of this book is its accessibility. While it may seem overwhelming at first glance, Roget's Thesaurus is designed to be user-friendly, with clear and concise explanations of word meanings and usage. The inclusion of examples and quotations further illustrates how words can be employed in different contexts, giving readers a deeper understanding of their usage and scope.

Though some may argue that the use of a thesaurus can result in the overuse of obscure words or stilted prose, Roget's Thesaurus is not to blame. It is ultimately up to the writer to use this tool judiciously, focusing on clarity and the appropriateness of the chosen word. With a strong foundation in grammar and an understanding of the nuances of language, a writer can embrace the power of Roget's Thesaurus without falling into the trap of excessive wordiness.

In conclusion, Roget's Thesaurus is an invaluable resource for any writer or language enthusiast. It provides a rich tapestry of words, enabling users to dive deeper into the English language and explore its richness. With its comprehensive structure and accessible explanations, this reference work is a must-have tool for anyone looking to enhance their writing and expand their vocabulary.

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1. Existence. N. existence, being, entity, ens[Lat], esse[Lat], subsistence. reality, actuality; positiveness &c. adj.; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth &c. 494; actual existence. presence &c. (existence in space) 186; coexistence &c. 120. stubborn fact, hard fact; not a dream &c. 515; no joke. center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle. [Science of existence], ontology. V. exist, be; have being &c. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur &c. (event) 151; have place, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate. consist in, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by. come into existence &c. n.; arise &c. (begin) 66; come forth &c. (appear) 446. become &c. (be converted) 144; bring into existence &c. 161. abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay. Adj. existing &c. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence &c. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; undestroyed. real, actual, positive, absolute; true &c. 494; substantial, substantive; self existing, self existent; essential... Continue reading book >>

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