Saturday, February 14, 2009

vocabulary building #3

A new word, paragon.
Seems I've seen this word before, but never looked it up.
I found it in a L-O-N-G sentence:
"The last tiny shortcoming made Delphine grateful - in fact, it was a great help to her, for Eva appeared so fantastically skilled a being, so assured, the mother also (she soon learned) of four sturdy and intelligent sons, the wife of a master butcher, that she would have been an unapproachable paragon to Delphine otherwise."
- from The Master Butchers Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich.

1 comment:

PurrPrints said...

That's a favorite of mine--the hubster and I regularly refer to one of our kitties as a paragon of catdom (we're lit nerds, so yes, we actually talk like that on a regular basis--lol)

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