Loyal? Yes. Popular? No.

22 May

fealty – n. loyalty of a tenet to his lord

Classic Usage:  Tom’s new master Augustine St Clare is kind and generous, and Tom “regarded his gay, airy, handsome young master with an odd mixture of fealty, reverence, and fatherly solicitude.”

Classically Mad Usage:  This seems to be a bit trickier than most words to fit into our modern American life.  Maybe I’ll just show fealty to my husband and leave it at that, although,  I’m guessing when we get to the History list, and read The Feminine Mystique, that probably won’t be a popular sentiment.

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Uncle Tom's Cabin


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