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Ambrose Bierce

The bold and discerning writer who, recognizing the truth that language must grow by innovation if it grow at all, makes new words and uses the old in an unfamiliar sense has no following and is tartly reminded that it isn’t in the dictionary – although down to the time of the first lexicographer (Heaven forgive him!) no author ever had used a word that was in the dictionary.

AMBROSE BIERCE

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