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Mar 11, 2010
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Words related to 16

This week's words
semiquaver
steenth
armageddon
lincolnesque
trichotillomania

Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln's last known photo, Mar 6, 1865
(photo: Henry F. Warren)

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Lincolnesque

PRONUNCIATION:
(ling-kuh-NESK)

MEANING:
adjective: Suggestive of Abraham Lincoln.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.

USAGE:
"A Lincolnesque leader is confident enough to be humble -- to not feel the need to bluster or dominate, but to be sufficiently sure of one's own judgment and self-worth to really listen and not be threatened by contrary advice."
Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe; Lincoln's Obama; Newsweek (New York); Nov 24, 2008.

See more usage examples of lincolnesque in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. -Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)

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