Sunday, May 06, 2007

Promising Hope


It is ironic that the word compromise contains the word promise! Maybe it is because a broken promise needs more alphabets to exist by itself- and that is when we get a compromise.

Nothing hurts more than being given hope and then it being taken away...

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Blogger Ola said...

compromise
1426, "a joint promise to abide by an arbiter's decision," from M.Fr. compromis, from L. compromissus, pp. of compromittere "to make a mutual promise" (to abide by an arbiter's decision), from com- "together" + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense is from extension to the settlement itself (1479).

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=compromise&searchmode=none

10:13 PM  
Blogger Priyanka M said...

Dear Ola,

Thanks for the informative response :)

But you see- I already know what the "dictionary" meaning of compromise is. If you care to go through my blogs- you would find out that my blog posts are not about logical meanings or technical synonyms or literature theses. They are snippets of the world through my eyes- my view of things- and my expressions. And sometimes, these can be annoying/weird/illegible to people who do not care about the essence- but only the words... :)

So- bottomline- I wrote this post about compromise emphasizing on the "main modern sense" of it- and not the literal meaning of it. :)

9:04 PM  

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