I was skimming through your post and this caught my eye:
"... the definition of frienship once again is: the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person’s friendship."
In this definition of friendship you use the root word (the word the other is derived from) and the word itself in the definitions. Is this the best way to define a word? Take this for example:
Ataraxia - the state of being ataraxic
Do you know what ataraxia really is from that definition? In the case of friendship we can assume that most people will know what a friend is so using friend in the definition is probably okay. But try to define friendship without using friend or any of it's other forms. It's a bit harder but would be clearer to anyone who doesn't know what friendship or friends are (even though those people may be few and far between).
P.S. Look up ataraxia, a bigger vocabulary never hurts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Second mentoring post, can see a problem in the future, lack of ideas pertaining to a small set of subjects... will have to be creative. You can see the comment here.