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This week's theme: words formed by contraction.
prithee (PRITH-ee) interjection
Please (used to express a request).
[Contraction of (I) pray thee.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Probably it is because I am by profession a storyteller that I cannot resist a good tale, and it makes no matter if I end up telling it as a piece of fiction or as what calls itself truth. Just do not, I prithee, confuse me with a clam." The Specialist Said; The Sunday Independent (Dublin, Ireland); May 28, 2006.
We know now that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. -George Steiner, professor and writer (b. 1929)
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