the devils dictionary 1881 1906 quotes - 10 of
Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.
Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
Insurance. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beat
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ou
Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
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