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06 Feb

Classic Word of the Dayfatuity –  n.  utter foolishness, complete absurdity

Classical Usage:  James describes the newly rich Isabel this way at the end of Chapter XXI, The girl moreover was not prone to take for granted that she herself lived in the mind of others – she had not the fatuity to believe she left indelible traces.

Classically Mad Usage:  This girl moreover was prone to take for granted the she herself was responsible for writing these posts – and she had the fatuity to believe they would write themselves.

 

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in The Portrait of a Lady

 

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