nostrum : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
  • n  patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

  • Reagan's nostrum has been the guiding philosophy of the past 30 years, a period of disdain for governance even Bill Clinton said, "The era of Big Government is over" that .
  • Rose distinguished the nostrum pushers from those seeking to bring yoga and science together.
  • But the purveyor of that nostrum has something more valuable, to himself, than its ingredients.
News & Articles


  • Libby Lenton in The Age
    The reason I have decided to pull out of the Mare Nostrum team was because I want to get some good training done,Lenton said from Brisbane. "After having quite a full on start to the year in more ways than one, I wanted to have a bit of...
  • Greg Clark in BBC News
    The traditional Conservative vision of welfare as a safety net encompasses another outdated Tory nostrum - that poverty is absolute, not relative,Mr Clark writes. "Churchill's safety net is at the bottom, holding people at subsistence...
  • William F Buckley Jr in Dallas Morning News
    Almost certainly the package enacted by Congress will include a bit of every nostrum: lower tax rates, tax rebates, unemployment subsidies,Mr. Buckley writes in National Review. "What isn't likely to come out of it is generic reforms of a...

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