Jun 182013

The Civil War and American Art .
Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau elided this concept with American transcendentalism, using their writings and lectures to advocate the spiritual values of experiencing nature firsthand.

Page: 17

Word: elide
transitive verb
1a : to suppress or alter (as a vowel or syllable) by elision
1b : to strike out (as a written word)
2a : to leave out of consideration : omit
2b : curtail, abridge
Pronunciation: \i-?l?d\
– some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable
– the product presentation was not elided—it’s always only 15 minutes long
Origin: Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking
First Known Use: 1796

Not a common word yet I run into it again in another book later in the same month. I am taking it that it is definition 2a that is meant in this case, whereas it was meaning 1 that was emphasized in the prior quote.

Guess this is a word that should not be elided from my vocabulary.

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