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Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words & Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske

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Published by iUniverse .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Thesauri,
  • Reference

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9482432M
ISBN 100595000053
ISBN 109780595000050
OCLC/WorldCa47267179

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This book, the _Dictionary of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words and Phrases_, helps you find a more professional, simpler way to write countless wordy phrases. You have to watch out though -- some of the phrases are so ingrained in our mind, you don't realize they are worn out. But this book will help you write more simply and more clearly/5(5). Get this from a library! Thesaurus of alternatives to worn-out words and phrases. [Robert Hartwell Fiske]. The Paperback of the Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-out Words and Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske at Barnes & Noble. and if your work depends on lively prose, they're a book is the solution. Fiske takes you on a tour of the world of "dimwitticisms"; moribund metaphors, torpid terms and wretched redundancies that have all.   Worn-Out Words and Phrases: Resolving to Keep Writing Fresh in A new year once again draws near. For us grammarians and careful writers, the last 12 months have been another insightful and adventurous journey through the rules, styles, and techniques that help form concise and expressive American English.

  Our recent GrammarBook article Worn-Out Words and Phrases inspired some great feedback about whether certain terms have outlived their welcome. After reading and considering your thoughtful responses, we determined we could follow our previous article with further review of the subject in two parts: The first provides some starting alternatives. The Oxford Thesaurus An A-Z Dictionary of Synonyms Any synonym book must be seen as a compromise that relies on the similar in meaning, that might not spring readily to mind, and to offer lists of words and phrases that are alternatives to and compromises for those that might otherwise be overused and therefore redundant, repetitious.   Worn-out words Last year Ledbury This phrase came and bit me whilst I was considering a number of words and phrases. A friend asked if I was unwell. I think it is a platitude and a worn Author: Guardian Staff. Synonyms for struggle at with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Find descriptive alternatives for struggle.

Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of Action, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (Writers' Phrase Books Book 5) Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words and Phrases The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases Science Fiction Writer's Workshop-I: An Introduction to Fiction File Size: KB. Worn Out synonyms. Top synonyms for worn out (other words for worn out) are exhausted, tired and spent - Page 3.   Hey, I know, let's all become the pompous vocabulary police and take all the personality out of our writing! Tedious to read and filled with unimaginative alternatives to what the authors believe are overused phrases (but are pretty much every phrase you've ever heard - hackneyed or not), this book is helpful only if you want to write like this (taken from a passage /5(4).   How to Replace Worn-Out Words. Cliches and worn-out words can deaden copy right where it needs to be its liveliest. To find alternatives to expressions you should "avoid like the plague," pick up the "Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words and Phrases" by Robert Hartwell Fiske. The book was published by Writer’s Digest Book, but is now.