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Written by Stephanie
(10/12/2012 9:51 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I noticed the use of farther, penned by Faithr
With your name being so close to the two words, you had better be on your guard about others mistaking IT, too! ;)
I do not think it was a mistake, however. In Johnson's 1785 dictionary, the word 'farther' had a definition in usage: "beyond," and several examples sentences from Author Austen's day or before seem to claim she had the right of it.
"To make a perfect judgment of good pictures, when compared with one another, besides rules, there is farther required a long conversation with the best pieces."
"They contented themselves with the opinions, fashions, and things of their country, without looking farther."
To 'farther' something is to 'promote, facilitate, or advance it.''Farthermore' is even a word, meaning 'besides; over and above; likewise.' Johnson's points out the more proper use as being 'Fur-' but still lists them the way Author Austen used them.
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