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| “MAGDALENE, n. An inhabitant of Magdala. Popularly, a woman found out. This definition of the word has the authority of ignorance, Mary of Magdala being another person than the penitent woman mentioned by St. Luke. It has also the official sanction of the governments of Great Britain and the United States. In England the word is pronounced Maudlin, whence maudlin, adjective, unpleasantly sentimental. With their Maudlin for Magdalene, and their Bedlam for Bethlehem, the English may justly boast themselves the greatest of revisers.”|
Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
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sanction synonyms: approve, authority, countenance, countenanced, countenances, endorsement, imprimatur, O.K., ok, okay, warrant, warrants.