The Book, ‘Lords Of Finance’ delivers more than just historical information about global finance, it reads like an enchanting romantic novel about the banking industry, as it assesses the political setting of the 1900′s. Here are some of the words but more importantly, the sentences in which they were used, which will give you a sneak peak into this great work of art!
ORTHODOXY – “They were all great lords of finance, standard bearers of an orthodoxy that seemed to imprison them.” Lords Of Finance
Meaning: Authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice. The quality of conforming to such theories, doctrines, or practices.
QUIXOTIC – “Norman, with his quixotic reliance on his faulty intuition embodied a Britain stuck in the past and not yet reconciled to its newly diminished standing in the world.” Lords Of Finance
Meaning – Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical: “a vast and quixotic project”. Adjective
RANCOR –” Emile, in his insularity and rancor, reflected all too accurately a France that had turned inward to lick the terrible wounds of war.” Lords Of Finance
Meaning – Bitterness or resentfulness, esp. when long-standing: “he spoke without rancor”.
PAROCHIAL – “The world in which they operated was both cosmopolitan and curiously parochial.”
Meaning – Narrow in viewpoint”.
1. Like or in the style of an epigram; concise, clever, and amusing.
2. Containing or given to the use of epigrams.
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