But to us such different responses are impossible: we can merely apply the word
By a current or proper word
I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word
, one which is in use in another country.
Think of the ragged poverty of a language which has to make one word
do the work of six--and a poor little weak thing of only three letters at that.
How the printed words
made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
Now "God" was no word
in Jerry's vocabulary, despite the fact that he already possessed a definite and fairly large vocabulary.
Thus, with the exception of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word
engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,--nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up.
Fentolin replied suavely, "I shall then telegraph to my agent, or rather I should say to a dear friend of mine who lives at The Hague, and that single word
will be cabled by him from The Hague to New York."
Miss Dunross silently wrote the opening lines of the letter, and waited for the words
that were to follow.
The letter was my first healing after a chance encounter and a sleepless night; and I print every word
of it except the last
I give you my word
of honor," said Napoleon, forgetting that his word
of honor could carry no weight- "I give you my word
of honor that I have five hundred and thirty thousand men this side of the Vistula.
I sometimes wonder if Society had no duties toward me when I was a child selling matches in the street--when I was a hard-working girl fainting at my needle for want of food." Her voice faltered a little for the first time as it pronounced those words
; she waited a moment, and recovered herself.
At the word
I began to move my body out of Lineland.