Theodor Geisel's How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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- People taking the drug are usually stricken with nausea. (afflicted or overwhelmed by or as if by disease, misfortune, or sorrow/ made incapable or unfit {Merriam Webster}/afflicted/ affected/ struck down/ troubled/ tormented/ wracked/ traumatized/ suffering/ infected/ struck/ incapacitated/ hit/ set upon/ come down with) ~ I was stricken with flu. -My mother’s dead, and her assailant is now gone. {Investigation Discovery, TV series}/ Person who attacks another/ attacker/ accoster/ assaulter/ goon/ aggressor/ mugger/aggressor/ trigger person/ mugger) -Self-preservation is the better part of valour. (preservation of oneself from destruction or harm/a natural or instinctive tendency to act so as to preserve one’s own existence {Merriam Webster}/…show more content…
(From the Grinch, character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)/a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others {Dictionary.com}/killjoy/ spoilsport/ party pooper/ wet blanket bore/ drip/ misery) -It is your party tonight. If I pitch up there with my Ferrari, I will merely steal your thunder. (Win praise for yourself by pre-empting someone else’s attempt to impress/ take some-one else’s credit/ steal the show/ steal the spotlight/ walk off with your prize/ forestall) ~Ralph Hambleton, with his precocious and cynical knowledge of the world, minimized my triumph by declaring that he would rather be his grandfather, Nathaniel Durrett, than the mayor of the biggest city in the country {American Winston Churchill, a Far Country} -“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” {T.S. Eliot} (Plagiarism: “wrongful appropriation,” ”close imitation,” or “purloining and publication” of another author’s’ language, /to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another’s work) by plagiarism / copy/ steal/ bootleg/ use illegally/ pirate/ imitate/ purloin/ appropriate/ pilfer/
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