Doris Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was an astonishing wordsmith, as any reader of her many novels, stories,
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'A posteriori' and 'dolce far niente' - do you know what they mean? Our list of foreign words and phrases might enlighten you.
A pangram is a sentence containing all 26 letters of the alphabet at least once. The canonical example in English is “The
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