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Roget

[roh-zhey, roh-zhey, rozh-ey] /roʊˈʒeɪ, ˈroʊ ʒeɪ, ˈrɒʒ eɪ/
noun
1.
Peter Mark, 1779–1869, English physician and author of a thesaurus.
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  • Let us look at the first group, taken from Roget's Thesaurus.

    Public Speaking Clarence Stratton
  • And does not Mr. Roget also seek the suffrages of the public?

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • We had also a bright, sweet-natured little 193 Frenchwoman, Mlle. Roget, who taught her native language.

  • Mr. Roget did not explain his reasons for attacking me, though I, quite frankly, give mine for attacking him.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • If you had adopted a few more of the words I got from Roget's Thesaurus, we should have been safer.

  • I quote here with equal pleasure and admiration the following passage written by Dr. Roget so far back as 1829.

  • Father Roget sang, also in French, explaining himself with a humourous skill in pantomime that set the room in a roar.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • I lost the best of my oxen, Roget, the best of my team; and I have been in search of it ever since.

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Roget

/ˈrɒʒeɪ/
noun
1.
Peter Mark. 1779–1869, English physician, who on retirement devised a Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852), a classified list of synonyms
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Word Origin and History for Roget

in reference to the "Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases" published 1852 by English physician and philologist Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869). Related: Roget's.

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