Saturday, April 11, 2009

vocabulary building #6

My women's book club is reading To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf this month. The word I chose seems familiar, but I've never looked it up before (hint: it's Latin!) Here's one of Woolf 's famous "run-on" sentences:

"But in this dumb colloquy with the sand dunes he maintained that his affection for Ramsay had in no way diminished; but there, like the body of a young man laid up in peat for a century, with the red fresh on his lips, was his friendship, in its acuteness and reality, laid up across the bay among the sandhills."

Wow! That's a mouthful! I must admit, it makes better sense in the paragraph, where William is thinking about his relationship with his old friend, Mr. Ramsay.

Check my left column, for the definition.

2 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Can't say as I've ever heard that word before so I learned something new today!

uniquecommodities said...

Ah..I have heard that word before! HOpe you are doing well!

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