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|defense of it from a “learned friend” who explained, “ 'You are mistaken' is a |
euphemism for 'You are wrong'; it has less ... in The Devil's Dictionary, he used
mistaken in the “wrong” sense, defining positive as “Mistaken at the top of one's
Bob Phillips - 2004 - 279 pages
|POSITIVE. Positive: being mistaken at the top of one's voice. — Ambrose Bierce |
... —James Edward Day POVERTY One thing you can say for poverty — it's
inexpensive. I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was
|In other words, the closer one looks at something, the more they see. ... 4.2.4 |
Nature of Users To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.11 In
cleaning work, different users place different values on information derived from ...
Connie Robertson - 1998 - 400 pages
|577 The Devil's Dictionary To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice. |
578 The Devil's Dictionary Pray, v: to ask that the laws of the universe be
annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. BIFFENJohn 1930
- 579 ...
Malcolm Kushner - 2011
|A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally . ~Oscar |
Wilde Bigamy is having one wife too many . Monogamy is the same . ~Oscar
Wilde To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice . ~Ambrose
|... pitch, that positive is “being mistaken at the top of one's voice” (p. 150). 9. |
Adapted from Soper, Basic Public Speaking, p. 143. 10. Nicholas Christenfeld, “
Does It Hurt to Say Um?” Journal ofNonverbalBehavior 19 (Fall 1995): 171– 186.
|Herbert W. Hildebrant and Walter W. Stevens suggest that no one method is |
better than another. Rather ... Soper also cites Ambrose Bierce as suggesting,
with regard to too high a pitch, that positive is “being mistaken at the top of one's
Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
|1254 The Devil's Dictionary Christian, n: one who believes that the New |
Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of
his ... 1273 The Devil's Dictionary To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of
|his book The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce defined positive as “Mistaken at |
the top of one's voice.” The editors at Wired magazine must be a positive bunch,
indeed, because they spent much of the last half of the 1990s shouting to ...
|DENTIST A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of |
your pocket. EXILE One ... POSITIVE, adj. Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
QUILL An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an