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evince

Definition: (verb) To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest.
Synonyms: express, show
Usage: The baby couldn”t tell us she disliked the cereal, but she evinced her distaste by grimacing.



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God is truth and light his shadow.
Plato
(427 BC-347 BC)



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Doberman

The Doberman is a breed of domestic dog that is commonly used as a guard dog, watch dog, or police dog. Loyal and intelligent, these dogs are suitable for families with young children. Though Dobermans are born with long tails, they generally undergo docking, a procedure in which the majority of the tail is surgically removed within days of birth. Dobermans were first bred in Germany in the 1890s by Louis Dobermann, a tax collector. What breeds contributed to the dog”s gene pool? More…

 


The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor (1941)

The Imperial Japanese Navy”s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, severely damaged or demolished 12 American warships, destroyed 188 aircraft, and killed 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians. The following day, the US declared war on Japan. Pearl Harbor is now a national historic landmark; a memorial has been built over the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona. How many Japanese planes reached Oahu on the morning of the attack? More…

 


Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Bernini was the pre-eminent Italian Baroque artist, sculptor, painter, and architect—the arbiter of public taste in 17th century Rome. Among his best-known sculptures, which combine white and colored marbles with bronze and stucco, are the Ecstasy of St. Teresa in the Cornaro Chapel and the David at the Borghese Gallery. Bernini also designed the magnificent bronze baldachin, or canopy, inside St. Peter”s Basilica. His portrait appeared on what unit of currency? More…

 


Iconic Movie Costume Sets Record at Auction

The black Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany”s sold for close to $1 million at Christie”s yesterday. The dress, one of three
versions made for Hepburn for her role as Holly Golightly in the classic film, was being auctioned on behalf of the City of Joy Aid charity, which helps underprivileged children in
India. Christie”s said the auction set a world record for a movie dress.
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