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Ablative Absolute

Posted in work by Adrian Arroyo on July 6, 2010

The forced compartmentalization of city life so crowded his head with personalities that each of his friends encountered him as a kind of ablative absolute: from his circumstances, identity emerged.

(The first part of an ongoing series in which the writer attempts to use a word circled in David Foster Wallace’s American Heritage Dictionary appropriately)

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  1. Alpestrine « Meta-Commentary said, on July 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    […] in his dictionary. I’m using each of them in a sentence, moving alphabetically from “Ablative Absolute” to “witenagemot.”) Share this:FacebookTwitter Tagged with: david foster […]

  2. Ament « Meta-Commentary said, on July 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    […] words in his dictionary. I’m using each of them in a sentence, moving alphabetically from “Ablative Absolute” to “witenagemot.”) Share this:FacebookTwitter Tagged with: david foster wallace, […]


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