Heard on The Doctors: "lease _of_ life"; "anorectic" v. "anorexic"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Sep 21 23:06:17 UTC 2012

On Sep 21, 2012, at 3:56 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

> lease n., sense 3, in OED2, but not yet fully updated; entry first published 1902
> fig. with reference to the permanence of occupation guaranteed by a lease; esp. in phr. a (new) lease of life . Also, the term during which possession or occupation is guaranteed.

sorry; i copied the beginning of the cites instead of just these relevant ones:

1853   J. W. Carlyle Lett. II. 227   She was going to have a new lease of life with better health.
1878   J. R. Seeley Life Stein III. 397   Wherever Estates still existed, they seemed to have gained a new lease of life.

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