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Today the word is belittle, it was first used by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the united states. Many years ago, a French naturalist the C.F, wrote some books about natural history, the books won a great success, even though some critics did not like them. Some critics said C.F is more of a poet than a scientist. Tomas Jefferson did not like what the C.F said about the natural wonders of the new world. It seems to Jefferson that the C.F had gone out of his way to speak a natural wanders in the American as if there were unimportant. this troubled Thomas Jefferson. He too, was a naturalist, as well as a farmer, inventor, historian, writer, and politician. he had seen the natural wanders of Europe, To him, they were no more important than those of the new world.
In 1788 Thomas Jefferson wrote about his home state Virginia. While are writing he saw its natural beauty, and then of the worlds of C.F. At that moment, Jefferson created a new word belittle, he said the C.F believes that the natures belittle the production on this side of the Atlantic. N.W the American word expert liked this word. He put it in his English language dictionary in 1806, belittle to make small, unimportant. Americans had already accepted Jefferson’s word, and started to use it, in 1797 the independent colonial newspaper used the word to describe a polity the paper support, "he is a honorable man" the paper wrote, so let the opposition try to belittle him as the much as they please. In 1844, the republican S of virginals wrote this about the opposition party. The Whigs may attend to belittle our candidates that are a favorite game of theirs. In 1872, a famous American word expert decided that the time had come to kill this word, he said belittle has no chance of becoming English, and it is more critic writers of America like those Britain feel no need of it, the sooner it is forgotten the better, this expert fail to kill the word, today belittle is used not only in the united states and England, but in other country where the English language is spoken. It seems that efforts to belittle the word did not stop people from using it.
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