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For the past sixty-five years, the massive Oxford English Dictionary has offered the last word on the English language. Now, Oxford University Press is pleased to announce a landmark new dictionary--The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary--that brings the authority of the Oxford Dictionary Department and the vast scholarship of the OED itself within the reach of individu ...more
Hardcover, 3840 pages
Published October 14th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1993)
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Aldean
Nov 12, 2008 Aldean rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all serious word people
One of the most fantastic investments I have ever made. The bulk of my high school graduation gift money went to ordering this two-volume treasure directly from the publisher (it was on sale!) and solidifying the Anglophiliac bent to my logomania.

I won't go so far as to say this is THE dictionary for personal use (I haven't tried them all yet), but it is right up there, especially for people who need authoritative access to a vast array of words at all hours of the day and night. In twelve years
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Jonny
May 19, 2012 Jonny rated it it was amazing
This is the dictionary set that EVERY home should have. Complete enough for even an ardent bibliophile without being either the staggering investment or the spatial commitment of the 25+ volume set.
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