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maugre
ere
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with Anu Garg

maugre or mauger

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAW-guhr)

MEANING:
In spite of.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French malgre (ill will), from mal- (bad) + gre (pleasure, grace), from Latin gratum (pleasing).

USAGE:
"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Nature says, -- he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me."
Ralph Waldo Emerson; Nature; Addresses and Lectures; 1849.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The only gift is giving to the poor; / All else is exchange. -Thiruvalluvar, poet (c. 30 BCE)

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