RARA-AVIS: Chandler used as authority in OED

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 10 Feb 2004

A web log [1] looked into the meanings of three words, including "livid," and quoted the OED's usage examples:

| 1912 Collier's 9 Mar. 21/1 He sprang to his feet, livid. 'That's a lie,'
| and he stopped suddenly, startled by his own violence. 1918 C. MACKENZIE
| Early Life Sylvia Scarlett II. ii. 292 He was livid with fury. He asked
| if I thought he was made of money. 1936 M. KENNEDY Together & Apart II.
| 151 Betsy is livid. She says now she will fight to the last ditch to get
| complete custody of the children. 1949 R. CHANDLER Little Sister ii. 10
| Orrin would be absolutely livid. Mother would be furious too. 1959 J.
| VERNEY Friday's Tunnel xxiv. 214 Friday's livid because he thinks you've
| punctured his bike. 1973 'D. SHANNON' No Holiday for Crime (1974) x. 162
| Mr. MacFarlane would be livid to have it [sc. whisky] impounded as
| evidence.

Dell Shannon, too.


[1] http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000437.html

William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

-- # Plain ASCII text only, please. Anything else won't show up. # To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to # majordomo@icomm.ca. This will not work for the digest version. # The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 10 Feb 2004 EST