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Written by Karen G
(4/13/2010 9:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Of the dangers of dictionaries, penned by Anselm
You are absolutely right - I should use a dictionary from Jane's time to find the meaning of the words she's used. I am heartened to know that "caprice" as defined by Mr. Johnson also does not contain "lack of motivation", since I did not like Donald Sutherland's interpretation of Mr. Bennet. I think if we used a synonym for caprice in this day and age, it would be "freak"! :D
A dictionary can be so enlightening!
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