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It S Been Said Before

Author : Orin Hargraves
ISBN : 9780199315741
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Careful writers and speakers agree that clichés are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language? In It's Been Said Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the peculiar idea and power of the cliché. He helps readers understand why certain phrases became clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them. Indeed, clichés can be useful -- even powerful. And few people even agree on which expressions are clichés and which are not. Many regard any frequent idiom as a cliché, and a phrase regarded as a cliché in one context may be seen simply as an effective expression in another. Examples drawn from data about actual usage support Hargraves' identification of true clichés. They also illuminate his commentary on usage problems and helpful suggestions for eliminating clichés where they serve no useful purpose. Concise and lively, It's Been Said Before serves as a guide to the most overused phrases in the English language -- and to phrases that are used exactly as often as they should be.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Has All Been Said Before

Author : Phil Hammond
ISBN : 9781456719678
Genre : Philosophy
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This book, This Has All Been Said Before, is myself welcoming the reader to my therapy. I used to suffer from depression and anxiety, now I enjoy every moment of it at least I do on the better days. This condition, this gift that I have come to understand that I have given to myself, has challenged me to have to fully realize and appreciate to my own satisfaction, who we are as I discovered in fact who I am. The meaning of life can be absolute or it can be subjective. Both matter. Life, in every single form matters, simply because in the abscence of life expressing itself, there is nothing. Subjectively the meaning of life is whatever we as an individual attach to it, and it is from this perspective, the singular perspective each and every human provides God, that God has allowed God to completely 'know' God. Just as my depression was the gift I, my soul, has given myself, Phil Hammond, as the means through which I would view and explore creation this time in this space, God has given us to Godself, to do the same, explore creation on God's behalf. Thank you and I trust you will enjoy my explanation of everything.
Category: Philosophy

Mastering Life Before It S Too Late

Author : Robert J. Morgan
ISBN : 9781451664751
Genre : Religion
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Bestselling author Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten Bible-based laws for productive people by answering the question: How do I gain control over my life right now? A lifelong student of the Bible, Rob Morgan has spent forty years reading thousands of pages about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works—featuring ten biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These life patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or a senior adult, a novice or an executive. They can help anyone, anytime, anywhere develop a perpetually effective life. 1. Listen to a twelve-year-old: Jesus’ first statement was: Be about your Father’s business. 2. Redeem the time: Wasted hours can never be regained. 3. Clear the decks: God isn’t disorganized; why should we be? 4. Maximize the morning: Schedule a standing appointment with God. 5. Pull off at rest stops: Routinely replenish your inner resources. 6. Operate on yourself: Diagnose and treat yourself spiritually. 7. Live “As If”: Act by faith even when your emotions aren’t cooperating. 8. Bathe in the Dead Sea: Experience the buoyancy of biblical joy. 9. Practice the power of plodding: Effectively complete major tasks by persistently working in small increments. 10. Remember there are two of you: It’s Christ in you Who’s achieving significance. Based on actual Scriptures, this simple, hope-filled plan for mastering life before it’s too late will put you on the path toward a lifetime of success.
Category: Religion

The Habit Of Being

Author : Flannery O'Connor
ISBN : 9781466829015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A History Of Moonville Ohio And A Collection Of Its Haunting Tales

Author : William M. Cullen
ISBN : 9781469100678
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A History of Moonville, Ohio and a Collection of its Haunting Tales is a rich and detailed account of a haunted bygone mining town that once flourished in the backwoods of Ohios southeastern region. Mooville flourished during Ohios golden age of railroad expansion in the years before the start of the Civil War,founded by a man with a dream. Then, as Moonville began drifting into Ohios collective history its paranormal activity picked up, adding to Ohios already rich and colorful collection of haunting tales.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Adventures Of Kellie Potnie The Time Machine

Author : Craig A. Koller
ISBN : 9781477127896
Genre : Fiction
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This is an adventure series about two ten year old girls, Kellie and Annabelle, her friends call her Potnie. While on a camping trip in the Rocky Mountains they happen to meet the smartest man in the world, Elwynn. Elwynn has invented many amazing things; his greatest accomplishment is the invention of a time machine. They accept Elwynn’s gracious invitation to accompany him back in time, any time and place they would like to go. They decide to go back in time to the year 1776 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence, because they were studying about the revolutionary war in school. They encounter many obstacles along the way and end up having the time of their life. They also make a lifetime friend who they would trust with their life. If you had a time machine where would you go? This is the fi rst of many adventures they will have. I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Category: Fiction

Russia And The Commonwealth Of Independent States

Author : Zbigniew Brzezinski
ISBN : 1563246376
Genre : History
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Assembled here is a documentary portrait of the CIS, drawing on more than 500 official publications and releases and reports from the broadcast and print media. Excep-tionally comprehensive in scope and breadth, Russia and the Commonwealth of lndepen-dent States presents the actual texts of CIS accords and protocols as well as commentary from leading journalists and political actors. The documents are grouped within 10 chapters. Each chapter is preceded by introductory notes written by the editors, supplying historical background and identification of key issues surrounding the documents presented. Also included is a collection of maps which provide geographical detail of the CIS, Russia's Ethnic Republics. The Caucasus and Central Asia, Major Muslim Ethnic Groups in Armenia, Iran, and the Islamic Commonwealth States, and the Major Defense Facilities in the CIS Territory. The volume concludes with five appendixes which provide a chronological listing of key events, CIS development, CIS data, and Country Profiles, in which a political profile, area map, economic and demographic statistics are provided for the 12 member states.
Category: History