If you can’t say something nice . . .

07 Feb

animadversion:  n. comments, usually critical

Classic Usage:  At the beginning of Chapter VI Jane overhears a class at Lowood receiving instruction, “one class still stood round Miss Scatcherd’s chair reading, and as all was quiet, the subject of their lessons could be heard, together with the manner in which each girl acquitted herself, and the animadversions or commendations of Miss Scatcherd on the performance.

Classically Mad Usage:  I would rather not have to use this word.  You see, I have an aversion to animadversions.  Thank you for not ever leaving them as comments.

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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Jane Eyre


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