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Aug
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comment Word for “the action of making something optimistic”
@coleopterist "By cutting out all the articles that pleased him the man made the world (seem) more optimistic".
Aug
24
comment Word for “the action of making something optimistic”
@FumbleFingers That is part of the question.
Aug
24
revised Word for “the action of making something optimistic”
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Aug
24
asked Word for “the action of making something optimistic”
Aug
23
accepted A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
Aug
23
comment A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
@DavidWallace It's probably in the right direction. I'll look up the exact meaning.
Aug
23
comment A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
Brilliant. This is a great fit. Thank you very much :) .
Aug
23
accepted The meaning of “to cut the biscuit”
Aug
22
revised A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
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Aug
22
comment A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
@FumbleFingers Sorry about that. The source is a bit wordy and I didn't find anything more concise. Also thanks for the input. So it seems that commitment was or is used in a similar way but didn't catch on as much. George Orwell is the kind of writer we're thinking of here.
Aug
22
revised A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
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Aug
22
revised A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
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Aug
22
comment A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
@Gilles Thank you for lead. I'm looking for the expression as I'd like to form a special interest group on the international level. So the English should be used de facto. I can drop the reference to Victor Hugo if people wish :p .
Aug
22
accepted To put into or strike an agreement
Aug
22
accepted Words that result from a gradual distortion of other words
Aug
22
accepted A term that can be used to group towns and provinces together
Aug
22
asked A word or phrase to express “écrivain engagé”, a committed writer?
Jun
8
asked A term that can be used to group towns and provinces together
May
9
comment Words that result from a gradual distortion of other words
I understand and thank you for the links. Looks like I have a bit of reading to do :)
May
9
comment Words that result from a gradual distortion of other words
@RedDwight You're right. That's how languages evolve. I'll rephrase. Is there a word that describes this process?