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Word of the Day: adduce

Thursday, October 22, 2020

adduce \ uh-DOOSS \ verb
: to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis

Examples:
"She was tranquil, yet her tranquility was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance of courage." — Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818

"His story proper begins in 1833, with pre-war productions of Othello, but earlier examples could easily have been adduced that would only have strengthened his case. On 3 April, 1760, for example, a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, advertised a production of Othello to be staged the following week…. — Sarah Churchwell, The New Statesman, 11 Mar. 2020

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  • FITNIK2020
    Kind of archaic. Never have come across this in all my years slogging through Brit Lit.
    206 days ago
  • 79PODGIRL
    I love this! Thank you.
    206 days ago
  • CHERYLSCOTT54
    Be positive
    206 days ago
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