Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It is Wednesday Word of the Day Day! This week I am hoping for at least two sentences in the comments. Lots of love to A to Z, who gives us a sentence almost every week!

This week the word is condign. It comes from page 72 of Little, Big by John Crowley.

condign is an adjective meaning deserved; suitable; said especially of punishment for wrongdoing.

The word comes from Middle English and Old French, spelled condigne; which came from Latin, spelled condignus and meaning very worthy.

(From Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition)

My sentence: As she sat and cried over the boyfriend who left her, she fantasized about the most condign disasters which could befall the jerk, such as being ignored by all women from now on, crashing his motorcycle or gaining 100 pounds in the next three months.

And your sentence is?


  1. Anonymous1:27 PM

    My sentence:
    Pursuant to last summer's wildfires, the present heavy rains are causing condign mud slides in the area.

    From A to Z

  2. Peg Bolduc5:48 PM

    The woman had a condign headache after drinking two bottles of wine in one hour!

  3. Emma Bolduc5:50 PM

    Emma Bolduc says: I had a condign sprain after jumping on my mom's bed.

  4. Jordan Bolduc5:54 PM

    After she had accepted a dare from her little sister she experienced a condign break in her arm.

  5. Wow! This is highest ever for sentences on Word of the Day. Thanks to all. You made my day.