Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 17 13:21:03 UTC 2013

OED marks this "obs." for 400 years, but it's making a comeback in the new
sense of "tending fully to absorb the attention; enthralling; riveting."

:    the raid on bin Laden's compound is immersive and well executed.

Nearly 8 million raw Google hits, 16,000 of them in ref. to the movie _Zero
Dark Thirty_.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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