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outlander

Definition: (noun) A person from a foreign country; a foreigner.
Synonyms:alien, foreigner, noncitizen
Usage:As long as the number of outlanders remained small, the natives were friendly toward them. Discuss. Play

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Defining Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of degree are used to indicate the intensity, degree, or extent of the verb, adjective, or adverb they are modifying. Where do they always appear in relation to the part of speech they describe? More... Discuss

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The Cannes Film Festival

This prestigious international film festival is held annually in Cannes, France. It takes place at the Palais des Festivals, and its most illustrious award is the Palme d'Or—meaning "Golden Palm"—for the best film. First held in 1946, the festival marked a resurgence for the film industry, which had been shattered by World War II, and became a meeting place for those interested in the art and influence of the movies. Why wasn't the festival held in either 1948 or 1950? More... Discuss

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The Watts Riots Begin (1965)

As Los Angeles, California, became a hub for the production of munitions and supplies during World War II, thousands of African Americans moved to the city to work. Massive suburban growth in Los Angeles after the war, however, created or exacerbated a variety of urban problems. In 1965, the African-American community of Watts was the site of six days of race rioting that left 34 people dead and caused extensive property damage. What happened on the evening of August 11 to trigger the riots? More... Discuss

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Eiji Yoshikawa (1892)

Yoshikawa was a popular Japanese historical novelist. Despite the fact that many of his novels are actually revisions of past works, Yoshikawa was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1960. Just before his death from cancer two years later, he received the Mainichi Art Award as well. His success is especially impressive given his lack of formal education—he had not been able to study beyond primary school due to his family's financial troubles. What are some of Yoshikawa's novels? More... Discuss

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Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

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Identify the syntactic structure that features a dangling preposition used in the following sentence:
“I need to go to the store; I have a few things to take back.”




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v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
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Chad Independence Day

On August 11, 1960, Chad became an independent country after struggling against the French since they first claimed Chad as a French territory in the 1890s. Celebrations of this national holiday—including parades, dancing, and singing—are often moved to January 11 because of the heavy rains in August. More... Discuss

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