Not at My House, Chillingworth

18 Mar

inimical – adj. tending to obstruct or harm, unfriendly

Classical Usage:  Chillingworth was no good for the dear Reverend, yet he could never quite put his finger on the problem, “Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intitution, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.”

Classically Mad Usage:  At our house, you go timeout for inimical behavior.

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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in The Scarlet Letter


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