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Nov 12, 2003
This week's theme
Archaic words

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clepe
sennight
anon
gainsay
hearken

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anon

(uh-NON) Pronunciation

adverb:
1. At another time.
2. Soon.
3. At once; immediately (archaic).

[From Middle English, from Old English on an, (in one).]

"Anon, King Hamlet discovers his brother's perfidy. Threatened with banishment, poverty, and disgrace, Claudius poisons the king, promptly marries Gertrude, and assumes the Danish crown."
Witty, Wise, Then Weary; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 19, 2000.

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