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Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide—that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life—are alike forbidden.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. writer, physician. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, ch. 1 (1858).
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