"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Definition - Accomplish

Main Entry: ac·com·plish (see post)
Pronunciation: &-'käm-plish, -'k&m-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English accomplisshen, from Middle French acompliss-, stem of acomplir, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin accomplEre, from Latin ad- + complEre to fill up -- more at COMPLETE (see 2)

Accomplish: 1 : to bring about (a result) by effort (usually as little as possible, also remember each piece makes some kind of "whole" don't see "whole" but do see 2: ); 2 : to succeed in reaching (as far up ones bureaucratic *ss as possible, usually head first) (a stage in a progression) starve before accomplishing half the distance -- W. H. Hudson died 1922> (also see UN Oil for Food). 3 : in some sectors the act of discussion is considered a form of accomplishment, this allows those involved to appear and feel useful, regardless of actual outcome (also see U.N.)


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