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Prove Your Poetic Prowess With This Quiz On Poetry Terms

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

But let us not yield to the prejudice, though sanctioned by custom, that learning unfits men for the labors of life.
Not seldom that long wandering unfits us for further travel, and of what use is our experience to us then?
This renders your mind too morbid and sensitive, and unfits you for encountering the disagreeable phases of life.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
The heavy rainfall of the upper valleys unfits them for agriculture, and the farms are poor.
But though his organization unfits him for terrestrial locomotion, it is wonderfully adapted, as I have said, to climbing trees.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
The concentration and exclusive exercise of one faculty unfits him for a task demanding many.
Dwelling on this idea unmans me—unfits me for sterner duties.
GUY FAWKESWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
It unfits me for work, worries Ma to see me look pale, eat nothing, and ply by night.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTTLOUISA MAY ALCOTT
But at the same time, much that is called education simply unfits men successfully to fight the battle of life.
Mental work does not extinguish passions; it feeds the flames, on the contrary, and unfits the brain-owner for matrimony.

WORD OF THE DAY

obnubilateverb (used with object) | [ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION