OUR TOWN words

July 25, 2008
By Shannon R. (Brooklyn, NY)Visual Thesaurus Contributor
These are words that were taken from Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town. While most of the characters are plain-spoken, Wilder used more challenging words in his stage directions. There are also quite a few words that have become antiquidated since the play was first produced in 1938. Hopefully, familiarity with this list will help your students comprehend the play!

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Monday September 8th 2008, 8:56 AM
Comment by: tdubya
As a boy growing up I enjoyed watching cooking shows on the television. I remember the word drench. It was used by a colorful cajun cook by the name of Justin Wilson. He would coat a piece of meat in flour and seasoning and drag (dredge) it through a bowl full of milk and beaten egg, he referred to as a drench.
Tuesday September 9th 2008, 12:23 PM
Comment by: Dee M.
Check out the proper usage of "hopefully." It's an adverb!

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