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From our subject), and for to while repugnance is advised {cruelty is a. to his nature). yet this contrast is mostly tough to use, and the reality turns out fairly that to is getting the higher hand of from in allerg(ic)(y) are frequently not easy to come to a decision among (cf. RHYME). not anyone could suggest to right admiral, aisle, or cretin, again into conformity with Arabic amir, Latin ala, or Latin christianus, even though the insertion of d and s, and the omission of h, are 'unetymological' ; and however omitted corrections of phrases taken from French (as scholastic, respelt on Greek oxoXrj after being taken without delay from scolastique) are innumerable. yet align isn't just the proven shape; it's also extra right than aline. Correction on Latin analogies (adlineare, allineare) may purely supply alline; and aline considered as a simply English formation may don't have any that means, a- within the feel not to being a well-known formative aspect. AllineQnent) turns out defensible yet inexpedient, alineirnent) indefensible, and alignement) unobjectionable. The final is now given first position by means of the COD, and within the expression the nonaligned international locations that's continually the spelling. -(al)ist. For such substitute types as agricidturist and agriculturalist, see -1ST. alkali. The pronunciation is generally -H, yet occasionally -lï. The plural could be and typically is alkalis; however the -It pronunciation, suggesting alkaly because the singular, has produced a byform alkalies. allegory. For a. and parable, see SIMILE AND METAPHOR. all senses (cf. varied, AVERSE). alleluia. See HALLELUJAH. align(ment), aline(ment). The OED broadcasts for the spelling with ne and opposed to that with gn. at the verb it says 'As line is the Eng. spelling of Fr. ligne and ligner, there is not any reliable explanation for preserving the unetymological g within the spinoff' ; and at the noun 'The Eng. shape alinement is superior to alignment, a nasty spelling of the Fr. ' utilization as essentially proclaims for the -gn- kinds ; within the OED quotations gn is simply 4 instances as a number of as ne. The claims of utilization and etymology allerg(ic)(y). those phrases have been invented early within the twentieth c. via the clinical occupation to explain the situation of a sufferer who's strangely delicate to a couple substance. They quickly discovered favour as POPULARIZED TECHNI- CALITIES, doubtless simply because they stuffed a spot usefully. In its scientific feel allergic reaction is generally utilized to the odd response of somebody to anything more often than not risk free. equally in its prolonged that means it used to be used to indicate an instinctive and maybe alliteration 18 unreasonable dislike. i'm allergic to Dr. Fell says in 6 phrases what it takes the well-known rhyme 2 four to assert. / am a. to offers a handy heart path among the stilted / have an instinctive antipathy to and the colloquial / have a specific thing approximately. yet, like so much popularized technicalities, those have gotten fashion phrases, apt to displace universal phrases that would be improved, akin to dislike, repugnance, aversion. alliteration. The purposive use in a word or sentence of phrases starting with or containing an analogous letter or sound.

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