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Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914) born on
Jun 24
US journalist, short-story writer. He was a noted wit, satirist and sardonic short story writer who disappeared while covering the Mexican revolution.
         
   
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ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

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ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
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ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get.
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ADMONITION, n. Gentle reproof, as with a meat-axe. Friendly warning.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
R: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
A: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
N: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
K: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
   


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