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  • n  a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
  • n  a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge
  • s  alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

  • The "seamless" and communal thought processes of tribal, preliterate man were fragmented; perception itself took on the rigid, abecedarian character of writing.
  • The cook who takes the trouble to learn the abecedarian elements of French cooking does not need to buy cookbook after cook book all her life in a frantic search for something .
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  • Best-selling novelist Sue Grafton to be honored in Albany
    Best-selling novelist Sue Grafton to be honored in Albany Writer of alphabet mysteries lets her subconscious work Sue Grafton might be the name emblazoned on all 23 Kinsey Millhone mysteries — the latest, "W is for Wasted," went on sale Sept. 10 — but the best-selling abecedarian novelist gives credit where credit is due. Some years ago, she met with a therapist who liberated her from the good ...
    Sept. 15, 2013 - Albany Times Union

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