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Word of the Day: Understanding

Sep 6, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

Word of the Day: Understanding

by Sep 6, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day0 comments

un-der-stand-ing / ˌən-dər-ˈstan-diŋ
1.      comprehension
My whole life, I had been taught to read and study, to seek understanding in knowledge of history, of cultures.
Meghan O’Rourke, 1976-
2.      strong power of discerning
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Traditional Proverb
3.      familiarity with a topic
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung, 1875-1961
4.      an agreement between two or more parties
To write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is hard.
Franz Kafka, 1883-1924
5.      sympathy for others
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
Dalai Lama, 1935-
1.      sympathetic
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy.
Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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