Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A to Z Challenge: S
Definition: promoting health; healthful.
Sentence: The air is extremely salubrious, and the place has long been remarkable for its freedom from epidemics.
— J. H. Holdsworth
Definition: a descendant or heir.
Sentence: Mr. Papandreou, a political scion whose father and grandfather were also prime ministers, took office late last year.
— New York Times (Feb 7, 2010)
Definition: in opposition to a civil authority or government.
Sentence: If stones were thrown at the police and seditious cries were raised, it was no more than might be reasonably expected.
— James Anthony Froude
Definition: good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.
Sentence: Serendipity is a recurring theme in Chandler's biography, with one happy accident after another pushing him in a certain direction.
— The Guardian (Jul 11, 2011)
Definition: resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy.
Sentence: Their Sibylline books have prophesied the fall of Rome, though they use the name 'Babylon.'
— August Strindberg