Thursday, 9 August 2012

Entry: rôle (n.)

In context: "...Steeply welcomed the subsumption of his dignity and self in the very rôle that offended his dignity of self..."

Definition: I'm going to leave this as role (n.) until someone suggests something better: A person's allotted share, part, or duty in life and society; the character, place, or status assigned to or assumed by a person. Also in figurative contexts, with allusion to sense

Other: From what I read, rôle is just an alternate spelling to role, but I can't help but feel that it has different connotations.  Feel free to help out!

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 420

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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