perfectibility of man
The doctrine, advanced by Rousseau and others, that people are capable of achieving perfection on earth through natural means, without the grace of God.
Of Man Buns and Moms: New Words of 2015Since 1990, the American Dialect Society has held a Word of the Year vote, which is open to the public. This year’s vote takes place on January 8, 2016 in Washington DC. Over the past few weeks, linguists have been discussing nominations for various categories, and the ADS website has a nice roundup of 2015 Word of the Year candidates. Dictionary.com announced our own Word of …
How is this man responsible for the name of New York?Gotham, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps: New York City is the emblem of America, to many, especially as we remember the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Over the past three centuries, New York has grown to greatly overshadow its namesake, the city of York in northern England. Before New York was New York, it was a small island called Manna-hata by the local Native …
- perfect square,
- perfect stage,
- perfect storm,
- perfect year,
- perfecting press,
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