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Apr 27, 2022
This week’s theme
There’s a word for it

This week’s words
typomania
epistemology
yestereve
marcescence
aggiornamento



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yestereve

PRONUNCIATION:
(YES-tuh-reev)

MEANING:
noun: Yesterday evening.
adverb: During yesterday evening.

ETYMOLOGY:
From yester- (a time one period before the present one), from Old English giestran (previous day) + eve/even (evening). Earliest documented use: 1565. Another form of this word is yestreen.

USAGE:
“Listen, Gin, I’m sorry about yestereve. We had no right to stay as long as we did.”
Michelle M. Pillow; Emerald Knight; Createspace; 2005.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other. -Ulysses S. Grant, military commander, 18th US President (27 Apr 1822-1885)

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