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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Space required for living, growth, and development.
ETYMOLOGY:From German Lebensraum (living space), from Leben (life) + Raum (space). Earliest documented use: 1905.
NOTES:The word became well-known after its association with Hitler and his policy of expansion into eastern Europe. He claimed that additional living space was needed for Germany's continued existence and economic development.
USAGE:"As for Turkey, after 1974, she created a Lebensraum in the north for the Turkish Cypriots and her settlers."
Murat Metin Hakki; Property Wars in Cyprus; Cyprus Mail (Nicosia); Mar 7, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst. -Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)