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Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, The New American: Revised and Enlarged Edition [Mass Market Paperback]

Philip D. Morehead
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Sept. 1 1988 Signet
Over 20 million Signet copies in print The #1 bestselling thesaurus in paperback The latest version of the world famous synonyms and antonyms guide Easy-to-read entries in alphabetical order--no index required Includes colloquial and slang terms

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Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good! Jan. 5 2004
Yes I agree that this is a good thesaurus and well put together and organized into catagories that are easy to find and the index is great but I wish they included more words but when I look back to when I bough this book I do think that it was good for the price and it is quite handy but I would advise high school and college students to look for a more comprohensive thesaurus but this is good for when you are doing things like writing a letter and are tired of using the same words and want a different word that means the same thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most handy and user-friendly thesaurus July 27 2002
This is one of the most handy and user-friendly thesaurus that I've used. It helps make the occasionally irksome word hunts efficient and a delight. This is an excellent first reference point that usually suffices without the need for consulting a more elaborate thesaurus.
Warning: This reference book can be addictive once you discover its vocabulary-enchancing functionality and even its entertainment value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Puts most others in the shade Nov. 8 2000
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This is easily the best pocket-sized thesaurus that I have seen, and I own more than a dozen thesauri, large and small. A more comprehensive thesaurus with excellent word lists (e.g. horse breeds, phobias, shades of red etc.) is The Concise Oxford Thesaurus (ISBN: 0198601263). However, for general writing, I think this one has the highest value-to-weight ratio.
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