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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #51

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titivate - for smartening oneself up etc.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #52

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I have a question for you guys. Is there a word in English describing the person who feels (acts out of) solidarity? I can't find one. It's solidaire in French, how is this translated in English?

If truly such a word doesn't exist, how is this possible for a language as versatile and rich as the English one is?

Pardon the self-interested nature of my question.
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Nice word, Lins, old boy!

Obviously, this well turned out titlark titivated for a photo op:

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But, I lapse into a nonversation

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I have a question for you guys. Is there a word in English describing the person who feels (acts out of) solidarity? I can't find one. It's solidaire in French, how is this translated in English?

If truly such a word doesn't exist, how is this possible for a language as versatile and rich as the English one is?

Pardon the self-interested nature of my question.
You are pardoned. Please use solidare in a sentence. I'm thinking of partisan...
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:20 AM   #55

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You are pardoned. Please use solidare in a sentence. I'm thinking of partisan...
You've lost me there Corro.
I don't understand.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #56
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I say, please write a sentence in English in which you use the word solidaire. This may stimulate a meaningful response. I wonder whether the word partisan might be roughly equivalent.

Most words in the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language stem from Norman French, I believe. It's not as if anglophones have ignored the French tongue!
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #57

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A very dapper bird, that one, obviously a lot of titivation has gone on there.

I can't think of any equivalent in English for solidaire; the adjectives 'solidaric' and 'solidary' are recorded, but I've encountered them in actual use. The latter could serve the purpose, if it were ever used! 'Partisan' has a slightly different shade of meaning, I think, suggesting support of people because one belongs to the same faction.
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landlubberly -- adj.

Meaning plain enough, but I'll post it because it's a plummy term, complete with built-in alliteration! Melifluous, it is! I'm a very landlubberly guy: to me, the ocean is a huge void where I'm unable to hike.
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Any bucko who sails the seven seas has a healthy contempt for all landlubbers. Defined in my dictionary as Naut. sl. for 'a swaggering or domineering fellow'.
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Any bucko who finds me is at heart another landlubber, as I'm very much inland.
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