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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Alternative to the OED

As a writer, I've always wanted the slipcased edition of the Oxford English Dictionary with the magnifying glass. But since the OED is pretty pricey, I began looking for a good unabridged dictionary. A writing instructor I admire recommended this edition of the Random...
As a writer, I've always wanted the slipcased edition of the Oxford English Dictionary with the magnifying glass. But since the OED is pretty pricey, I began looking for a good unabridged dictionary. A writing instructor I admire recommended this edition of the Random House Webster's Unabridged, and I've been nothing but delighted with the purchase. As an example of its depth, I was working on a piece about desert flora and fauna and had lost the exact spelling of the name of a particular bird. There on page 1575 was "pyrrhuloxia." In addition, the word origins are particularly useful to me. When a word origin dovetails with the meaning I'm trying to convey, I know I've chosen le mot juste. I highly recommend this affordable, authoritative dictionary.

posted by LMcHugh on March 10, 2009

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not New

This is merely an older edition repackaged in a new cover. There is no new copyright date, and if you look up a new word such as 'blog' it is not present.

posted by Anonymous on December 5, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Not New

    This is merely an older edition repackaged in a new cover. There is no new copyright date, and if you look up a new word such as 'blog' it is not present.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 14, 2010

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