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Re: Waxing Poetic

Posted by ESC on June 13, 2003

In Reply to: Waxing Poetic posted by Jim of Virginia on June 13, 2003

: I'm trying to find a good definition for 'Waxing Poetic'
: I did a search on the archives here, no luck, and have checked around google. I know what it means but I'd like to find a well written def. TIA

My opinion. "Waxing" = becoming poetic or assuming a state of being poetic. Definition No. 3 (Merriam-Webster online):

WAX
Date: before 12th century
1 a : to increase in size, numbers, strength, prosperity, or intensity b : to grow in volume or duration c : to grow toward full development
2 : to increase in phase or intensity -- used chiefly of the moon, other satellites, and inferior planets
3 : to assume a (specified) characteristic, quality, or state : BECOME