tide in the affairs of men, There is a
A line from the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Brutus is urging his comrades to seize a fleeting opportunity in an armed conflict: “There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.”
Is There A Difference Between “Calling In” And “Calling Out”?
Do you say “calling out sick” or “calling in sick”? That debate could go on forever. But, “calling out” and “calling in” actually have very specific meanings in the world of social justice.
A mysterious green blob in outer space is named “Hanny’s Voorwerp.” What does that mean, and why is the blob there?
Did you catch the story about a giant green blob discovered in a remote section of the universe? An intergalactic blob in and of itself isn’t an appropriate topic for a dictionary website, even if the blob has been shown to move and change color. The reason you are reading about this on Dictionary.com is the mouthful of a name: Hanny’s Voorwerp. The second word is pronounced “FOR-verp.” While the …
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