I'm writing an e-mail about something nice (a newborn child), and was about to use the word "heartfelt". Just then, I noticed I may have heard the word almost exclusively in the context of a sad ...
I'm looking for a word that describes shy and reserved, but not to portray weakness or one that has a negative connotation. Being shy and reserved as an executive doesn't fit well for career ...
Here is an extract from the headnote of a case  I am trying to understand: The defendants, who were wharfingers, agreed with the plaintiff for a consideration to allow his vessel to discharge ...
What is the meaning of chasing a crooked shadow? I read Chase a crooked shadow in the Times of India newspaper, 10 Feb 2012, but could not understand the meaning of that title. Some context from ...
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order of magnitude improvement in productivity, in reliability, in ...
When we are not playing competitive games, our three touring teams play against three exhibition teams. What does the above bold terms mean?
I have been reading Scott's Ivanhoe recently and have come across a word I cannot find a meaning for: outheroding. In the novel it appears in a discussion of footwear: Fur and gold were not spared ...