a man's reach should exceed his grasp
Words from a poem by Robert Browning, suggesting that, to achieve anything worthwhile, a person should attempt even those things that may turn out to be impossible.
Man discovers priceless book in his attic. Why is it called a “chronicle?”Imagine this: your beloved great uncle bequeaths to you an old book; so old that it is literally coming apart at the seams. You tuck away the tattered tome in the attic, where it will stay for decades. One day you decide to unearth the inherited manuscript and have it appraised. To your astonishment, your great uncle left you a highly coveted artifact that dates …
Which Words Should You Capitalize In A Title?Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- a little knowledge,
- a little learning is a dangerous thing,
- a lot,
- a man is known by the company he keeps,
- a man's home is his castle,
- a mensa et thoro,
- a midsummer night's dream,
- a miss is as good as a mile,
- a must,
- a new broom sweeps clean
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