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and condemn. The physician prescribes for his patient. Sylla and Varius proscribed each other's adherents.

Present, introduce. We are introduced to our equals and presented to our superiors. I introduce my friends to cach other. An envoy may be presented to the king. “Introduce the younger to the older, the person of lower position to the person of the higher, the gentleman to the lady.”White.

Purpose, propose.-I purpose to do that which lies in my own mind an: which I have decided or determined to do immediately. What I propose is usually offered or stated to others. I may propose to myself, however, that which is more or less remote; that which requires planning and deliberation, and on which my mind is not clearly made up. I purpose to write a letter this morning. I propose to write a book next year. What do you purpose to do this morning? What do you propose that I shall do this morning?

Remember, recollect.-Ile reincmber when an idea recurs to the mind without effort; we recollcct only by effort. I remember the story generally, but do not recollect the details of it.

Seem, appear.— Things appear to the senses. They seem to the judgment. The house appears to be well built. “It secins that the Turkish power is on the decline.”—Il’ebster's Dictionary.

"For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Transpire, occur, take place.-Transpire signifies to escape from secrecy. "Occur is equivalent to happening to a person, or to falling undesignedly in his way. It is said, not only of events, but of ideas or thoughts which suggest themselves.”—Smith. Things take place by arrangement. It has transpired that the enterprise was not a success. The thought did not occur to me.

A battle may either occur or take place. Accidents occur. Weddings take place.




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1. If you


them, then their worth is great.-Shakespeare. 2. But yesterday you never opened lip

indeed to drink.-Tennyson. 3 All came 4. I shall

the invitation. 5. Did he

the draft when it was presented to him?



1. There are about fifty employees who will be

by this proviso. 2. This proviso seeks to

a change in the government printing office. 3. They left without

their purpose. 4. The climate

his health. 5. Thou dost

my manners.-Shakespeare. 6. He ......

ignorance in the case. 7. What was the .

of the ruling ? 8. With much difficulty they

a landing.



1. The defense made by the prisoner's counsel did rather

extenuate his crime.-Addison. 2. I was very much

by his hasty remarks. 3. The prattle of the children

the old man. 4. Sickness

the ills of poverty.

Allude-refer 1. The story

... to a recent transaction. 2. You may to my former employer as to my work.

to it many 3. The speaker did not mention the subject directly, but

times. 4. The speaker did nothing more than

to the remissness of the officer, although it was easy to see to whom he

Bound-determined-certain 1. She is ...

to have her way. 2. There is

to be a day of reckoning. 3. I am

to go to the meeting. 4. I am neither legally nor morally

to do this.


1. The Saxon

is used for all the homely and petty concerns of common life, while the French word

is often restricted to transactions of more dignity. 2. Thomas Jefferson

Louisiana from France. 3.

what thou has no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries. -Franklin. 4.

the truth and sell it not.Bible. 5. I will

with you, sell with you.-Shakespeare.


is a

1. God sends nothing, God

everything.-Brooks. 2. The master sent his servant to ...

him a drink of water. 3. To

is to convey to; it is a simple act; to compound act; it means to go and

,-Graham. 4. Do not forget to

your book to the class with you. 5. Go

my best attires;
our crown and all.—Shakespeare.


1. Formal and public transactions, ceremonies, and the like, are said to common and familiar things to

:-Smith. 2. These men if elected will ..

a reform. 3. He ...

to laugh and to sing. 4. I shall

the study of law next year.


1. We wired you yesterday, “Top price 82c,” which we now 2. Your story does not

mine. 3. Recent researches into the story of prehistoric man

the universal teaching of tradition and written history.—C. Van Norden. 4. The treaty was

when it was signed by representatives of the two countries. 5. Please

the report of the committee.


Grade .....


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Hope-expect-anticipate 1. I ...... to see you soon, and should be glad to have you write me when I may

you. 2. The designs of the enemy were 3. I .......

your coming with pleasure. 4. The arrival of the boat was hourly 5. If I know your sect, I

your argument.-Emerson.

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