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Roget's international thesaurus (original 1852; edition 1911)

by C. O. Sylvester Mawson, Peter Mark Roget

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Title:Roget's international thesaurus
Authors:C. O. Sylvester Mawson
Other authors:Peter Mark Roget
Info:New York, Crowell [1911-]
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Chapman is the best editor of thesauri. ( )
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This is my absolute favorite edition of Roget's thesaurus. It has a beautiful classification of everything tied to synonyms. Roget was a brilliant man. ( )
1 vote wordherder | May 8, 2013 |
I love, love, LOVE this edition. It doesn't just throw skimpy words your way, it gives you entire categories of concepts. Like an analog Internet, one concept leads to another and sparks endless ideas. It's ideal for anyone who seeks to expand their knowledge of the universe and transfer that into richer and more thought-provoking writing without the side trips to email, twitter, facebook, news sites. ( )
  Koffeecat | Aug 4, 2011 |
From the front cover: "The world's most authoritative and useful source of synonyms, antonyms, and related words". Michael Leclerc, NEHGS, on the 1995 edition: "Despite the resources available electronically, I often want to know what this classic reference will tell me about a word and how I might otherwise express the sentiment." ( )
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Roget, Peter Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roget, Samuel Romillmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chapman, Robert L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dutch, Robert A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kipfer, Barbara AnnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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As Mark Twain said:  "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.    [1947 American Edition]
Publisher's Preface:  This Third edition of Roget's International Thesaurus is a complete revision and resetting of the New Edition of 1946.    [1965 Printing of 1962 ed.]
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Roget's International Thesaurus®, fifth edition, is the original -- now completely expanded, reorganized, revised and updated -- the definitive thesaurus for the 21st century.While retaining Dr. Peter Mark Roget's fundamental and brilliant category concept which groups all synonyms, antonyms and related words together for quick and easy comparison without all the needless repetition and cross referencing of alphabetical thesauruses, this new fifth edition is:the most up-to-date -- with 1073 categories including 31 entirely new ones concerning such topics as the body, fitness and exercise, substance abuse, all kinds of sports, books, motion pictures and computer sciencedefinitive -- based on extensive word association research into how words are actually used, resulting in the most current reflection of the language today and including the latest phrases, slang and commonly used foreign terms the most comprehensive thesaurus available -- 325,000 words and phrasesan invaluable source book with many additional features -- boldface type for the most commonly used words in a category, usage and foreign language labels throughout and a unique and useful feature of word lists including lists for measurements, gods and goddesses, manias and phobias, groups and movements, state mottos and moretime-tested -- this definitive, updated edition retains the original time-tested format that allows much more depth of information

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An updated, expanded edition of the thesaurus includes more than a auarter of a million words, arranged according to their meanings.

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