Monday, August 11, 2008

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Word of the Day for Monday, August 11, 2008

provenance \PROV-uh-nuhn(t)s\, noun:

Origin; source.

In a world awash in information of dubious provenance, whom can you trust to tell you the truth?
-- Gerald Jonas, review of The Jazz, by Melissa Scott, New York Times, June 18, 2000
There may have been as many as one hundred antique statues of Roman provenance in the city at the time of the Fourth Crusade.
-- Patricia Fortini Brown, Venice & Antiquity
The provenance of his possessions traced back to dukes and duchesses, kings, queens, czars, emperors, and dictators.
-- John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Provenance comes from French, from provenant, present participle of provenir, "to originate," ultimately from Latin provenire, from pro-, "forth" + venire, "to come."

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Method Proven To Stop Panic, Anxiety, Phobias Without Drugs
I am a nurse and thought about what would I do for my patients;
research the problem and get information...
"I was doing a relaxation technique one day and my 9 yr-old daughter said,
'Mom, you don't need to do that anymore, you don't have anxiety anymore.'
I feel this program saved my life." - Shari
Learn more


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