The Civil War and American Art .
Eleanor Jones Harvey.
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau elided this concept with American transcendentalism, using their writings and lectures to advocate the spiritual values of experiencing nature firsthand.
- Word: elide transitive verb
1a : to suppress or alter (as a vowel or syllable) by elision
1b : to strike out (as a written word)
2a : to leave out of consideration : omit
2b : curtail, abridge
– some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable
– the product presentation was not elided—it’s always only 15 minutes long
Origin: Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking
First Known Use: 1796
Not a common word yet I run into it again in another book later in the same month. I am taking it that it is definition 2a that is meant in this case, whereas it was meaning 1 that was emphasized in the prior quote.
Guess this is a word that should not be elided from my vocabulary.
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