Friday, October 15, 2004
Word for the day

I promise I'm not making this one up.

Function: noun
1 : evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement : EQUIVOCATION
2 : desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith

Here, I'll even use it in a sentence:
When  Moses bade  Pharaoh, Let the people go, Exod. 6. 6. how many tergiversations used he: first, that they should Sacrifice in Egypt,  Exod. 8. 8.  Moses answers to that,  That were abomination to the Egyptians,  Exod. 8. 26.

(as seen in The Christian Synagogue by John Weemse, 1636)

There, now you try it.

posted by Peter at 2:00 PM
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