Montesquieu, Charles, Baron de
[ (mon-tuh-skyooh, monn-tes-kyeu) ]
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You Didn’t Invent That: Charles Dickens and BoredomCharles Dickens is often given credit for inventing words that he was not the first to use. This is not surprising, if only because he was much more widely read than some of the people who had used these words before him. Dickens was also far more attuned to the language of the streets than were most of his contemporaries, and so his writing contains …
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