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I would never use a long word, even, where a short one would answer the purpose.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr (1809-1894) American physician, professor, lecturer and writer

Long quote:

"I would never use a long word, even, where a short one would answer the purpose. I know there are professors in this country who 'ligate' arteries. Other surgeons only tie them, and it stops the bleeding just as well."

Wordchecker more info answer the purpose: do the (same) job
ligate (verb): to tie (an artery)
artery (noun): tube in your body which carries blood from your heart
surgeon (noun): a doctor who treats people by cutting open their body and doing an operation; a doctor who operates on people
bleeding: loss of blood; flow of blood outside the body

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