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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Romance Writer's Word of the Day 11/22/07

Today's Romance Writer's Word of the Day is...

Holy heck--it's Thanksgiving! Shouldn't you be sleeping off your annual turkey binge? Or, depending on how early you got up and read this (I know, I know, this is the first thing you do each day after starting the coffee ;-) perhaps you're putting the turkey in or perhaps trying to tear yourself from the screen and get in your car to drive TO Thanksgiving (thank goodness gas is so cheap). Anyhow...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our word of the day is...

beholden.

Beholden [bee-hohl-duhn] is an adjective meaning "thankful; indebted; appreciative; obligated; under a moral obligation to another."

Here's a quick sentence:
Though he had been freed of his debt to the Lord and Lady, he felt beholden to the beautiful lady who roamed the halls of the manor, a prisoner in her own home.

Have a great time with family and turkeys (even when they are sometimes interchangeable)!
~Saoirse

2 comments:

writerwoman said...

Powerful word.It could be the name of a novel.

Beholden- It was a commitment he couldn't walk away from. But was it one he could survive?

Saoirse Redgrave said...

Oh-- I like that idea! Very cool idea!

Take care,
~Saoirse

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