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June 17th, 2014

Definitions

Definitions

MIRACLE{1}

1: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs

2: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment

3: Christian Science : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law

MYTH{2}

1 a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon

b : parable, allegory

2 a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially: one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society  <seduced by the American myth of individualism — Orde Coombs>

b : an unfounded or false notion

3: a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence

MISTAKE{3}

transitive verb

1: to blunder in the choice of <mistook her way in the dark>

2 a : to misunderstand the meaning or intention of : misinterpret <don't mistake me, I mean exactly what I said>

b : to make a wrong judgment of the character or ability of

3: to identify wrongly : confuse with another <I mistook him for his brother>

intransitive verb

: to be wrong <you mistook when you thought I laughed at you — Thomas Hardy>

MATTER{4}

noun

a : a subject under consideration

b : a subject of disagreement or litigation

c plural : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

d : the subject or substance of a discourse or writing

e : something of an indicated kind or having to do with an indicated field or situation <this is a serious matter> <as a matter of policy> <matters of faith>

f : something to be proved in law

g obsolete : sensible or serious material as distinguished from nonsense or drollery

h (1) obsolete : reason, cause (2) : a source especially of feeling or emotion 

 


{1} Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary copyright © 2005 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated 

{2} ibid 

{3} ibid 

{4} ibid

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