Today the Dragon Wins

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Word of the Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Deference (noun) – Submission, yielding to another’s opinion, giving in courteously to another’s judgment or wishes, giving respect with courtesy (from defer, which is the verb from Middle English and Latin)

Word in a Sentence: In my novel Choices Meant for Gods, Nigel shows deference to Hrazon’s decision to stay behind in Arcana, although he would have preferred the wizard had accompanied Chariss and Rohne on their trip to Tiurlang for added protection on the road.

Your turn! Do you have any “courteous” sentences you can write up for me today?
And I apologize for yesterday’s word not coming through. We’ll save it for another time… Oops.

“Some days, I just want the dragon to eat the computer.”

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Blogger Jeni said...

I wish my 15-year-old stepgranddaughter here would just learn the principle of deference and stop wearing her stepmother's sneakers! It's not like she hasn't been told about this MANY times in the past but utilizing that idea would certainly make life for everyone in the house much easier - at least on the eardrums, if nothing else.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Does she listen to Franz Ferdinand? They've got a song where the fellow sings the word "deference" with great disdain. I love it. A teen would love it, too.

Sandy L.
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

8:46 AM  

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