Word of the day


Cross –  a mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces; a figure or mark formed by two intersecting lines crossing at their midpoints;  such a mark used as a signature; an upright post with a transverse bar, as used in antiquity for crucifixion, used as a symbol of Christianity; a cruciform sign made to invoke the blessing of Christ especially by touching the forehead, breast, and shoulders; a cross-shaped decoration awarded for personal valour or indicating rank in some orders of knighthood; an affliction that tries one’s virtue, steadfastness, or patience; s omething unavoidable that has to be endured; a mixture of two different things, types, or qualities; a mixture of two different things that have been combined to produce something new; a crossbred individual or kind; to cause (an animal or plant) to interbreed with one of a different kind ; a fraudulent or dishonest contest; dishonest or illegal practices; a movement from one part of a theater stage to another; a movement from one part of a theater stage to another; an attacking pass in soccer played across the field from one side to the other or to the middle; a security transaction in which a broker acts for both buyer and seller (as in the placing of a large lot of common stock); go or extend across or to the other side of (an area, stretch of water, etc.); pass in an opposite or different direction; intersect; to lie or be situated across; to cancel by marking a cross on or drawing a line through; strike out; to run counter to; to deny the validity of; to confront in a troublesome manner; to spoil completely; to turn against, betray; to lie or be athwart each other; to occur to; to reach, attain; to turn the eyes inward toward the nose; lying across or athwart; annoyed;  marked by typically transitory bad temper;

Death Be Not Proud


John Donne’s Death Be Not Proud, read by Sir John Gielgud

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