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    #1

    Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    And what does "self- composition" mean?

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    It's not the year of self- composition already, no more bibulosity.


    To be a civilized guest, please keep quiet instead of bibulosity and bustle.

    if you are keen on (revel in smoke, bibulosity , tattoo) please you find other friend.
    Last edited by Tdol; 04-Jul-2012 at 16:18. Reason: Links removed

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    #2

    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Those bizarre links seem to take me to the Adobe Flash Player update page.

    None of the three sentences you posted are natural English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Here's the link - not a dictionary in which I would place much confidence
    Last edited by 5jj; 04-Jul-2012 at 13:36. Reason: typo

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    #4

    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Here's the link - not a dictionary in which I would place much confience
    No, indeed.

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    #5

    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, indeed.
    Thank you guys.

    I found, however, the definition of the word in Free Dictionary Onlin:
    bibulosity excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.

    No example of the word usage in any sentence has been found except YouDao, the Chinese version dict.

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    #6

    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    "bibulous":

    COCA - 17
    COHA - 87 (15 after 1950)
    BNC - 6

    "bibulosity":

    no results.

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    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    I have noticed that Chinese dictionaries and other resources contain plenty of awkward or just ungrammatical sentences as examples. What is the reason for that?

    Added: I've found the source of one of these sentences: http://magazine.99ys.com/periodical/...6--310_1.shtml

    NewHopeR, I would recommend that you never use that dictionary again. Taking examples from non-native writing is a very bad thing to do when you are creating a dictionary.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 04-Jul-2012 at 15:36.

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    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "bibulous":

    COCA - 17
    COHA - 87 (15 after 1950)
    BNC - 6

    "bibulosity":

    no results.
    That seems a fair picture.

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    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "bibulous":

    COCA - 17
    COHA - 87 (15 after 1950)
    BNC - 6

    "bibulosity":

    no results.
    Google Book:
    More than 500 results

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    Re: Is the word "bibulosity" still in use today?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    And almost all of them are dictionaries, very old books or quotations from very old books.

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