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comment Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
Ad hominem does not just refer to attacking one's character...check the wikipedia article I linked, and also this link:(fallacyfiles.org/adhomine.html) ...IIIRC there are even more types than listed in either of them.
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revised Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
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answered Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
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answered What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
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comment Can “abscond” be used as a transitive verb?
Don't hold back, David, tell us how you really feel. Nice rant.
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comment “CEO at” or “CEO of”?
that last example in your comment makes much more sense to me, @Cord
Apr
23
comment “CEO at” or “CEO of”?
I don't think I've ever heard of a CEO "at" a company; by definition, there's only one CEO, the CEO of that company.
Apr
22
revised Should I use “in any case” or “in either case” in this example?
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Apr
22
answered Should I use “in any case” or “in either case” in this example?
Apr
21
comment Adjective describing a person who has lots of children, not “fertile”
sleep deprived?
Apr
21
comment “Patch up holes along the way.” Is this idiom common?
"fill in the gaps" means to supply missing information; "patch the holes" tends to imply that there is inconsistency or suspicious information, not just missing info. @Kristina Lopez seems to have the better idiom here.
Apr
21
answered What do you call the act of searching something by walking?
Apr
21
answered Predisposed supporter of authority views for the supporter's benefit
Apr
21
comment Antonym of “nonsensical”
You're right, @HotLicks, I guess I should have looked up "wittingly" before I said that.
Apr
20
comment What is wrong with “to lie at the basis of”
It is wrong because "basis" does not indicate a location. I think there may be confusion between "base" and "basis" here.
Apr
15
revised “One of the document's properties” or “One of the documents' properties”?
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Apr
10
comment Is there any word for the opposite of a “bug” in programming?
Yes. If you don't know why it works now, you won't be able to fix it when it stops working.
Apr
9
comment “over the period of” or “over the period”?
Also, "during the period" is more idiomatic than over, for this usage at least...I'd expect "over" when you're talking about trends or statistics, such as "there was a fourfold increase in tourism over the period"
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Mar
23
comment Poetic Devices for english
That's a somewhat mixed metaphor, if you meant to include both expressions. Just my opinion, YMMV.