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today's wwftd is... omnisufficiency

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  • wwftd master
    the worthless word for the day is: omnisufficiency [obs., rare] the quality of being all-sufficient To find an Omnisufficiency in ourselves is an Intrusion,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2003
      the worthless word for the day is: omnisufficiency

      [obs., rare]
      the quality of being 'all-sufficient'

      "To find an Omnisufficiency in ourselves
      is an Intrusion, an Usurpation upon God."
      - John Donne, Sermons (1622)

      "In the sermons, as in the poems (where it has led
      to occasional corruptions of the text), he uses
      words that, if not obsolete, were growing rare--
      "bezar," "defaulk," "triacle," "lation"--but, more
      often, he coins or adopts already coined "inkhorn"
      terms--"omnisufficiency," "nullifidians,"
      "longanimity," "exinanition." (of John Donne)
      - The Cambridge History of English and American Lit.

      -tsuwm http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/
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