Thursday, February 11, 2010


Desuete: Unused. Desuete shared its etymology with insuete (a synonym) and mansuete (tame).
There has been no Act to repress statues [monuments, not laws] that are intended for private consumption, but as I have said, the custom is falling into desuetude.
The last alternative was so little to the taste of the Erewhonians, that laws against the killing of animals were falling into desuetude.
A Book for Today: Erewhon by Samuel Butler

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