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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Prove Your Poetic Prowess With This Quiz On Poetry Terms

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

He had been down into the bottom-most pit of hell, and the sights that he had seen there had withered him up.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Now, jealousy and perception awoke together—at one sweeping glance backward, she saw herself slighted—foiled—duped!
ALONEMARION HARLAND
He is a dangerous man, and will be more dangerous after being again foiled by me as he has been to-day.
They were foiled by the valour of the British seamen who, under a heavy fire, grappled the blazing ships and towed them ashore.
Feinting with his left, the Mauler clinched heavily with his right, but Ralph foiled the attack with a clever half-nelson.
The attempt was foiled, but night had fallen before Gary found where the liquor was hidden.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
The top-most bud waits only through the twelve hours of a single day to open.
Foiled in this attempt they began to pelt them with garbage, so that soon their white robes were stained and filthy.
FAIR MARGARETH. RIDER HAGGARD
That was hateful; but it seemed worse when she thought of a woman commanding the faculty and consenting to be duped and foiled.
Utterly as this plan was foiled in the future, it was far from being the wild dream which it has often been considered.

WORD OF THE DAY

nonesuchnoun | [nuhn-suhch ]SEE DEFINITION