– a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first of which is stressed, and the remaining two of which are unstressed, as in ‘outfielder’.
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Note: In Herman Wouk’s ‘City Boy’, this term figures in a famous joke, namely, that the school officials are unable to recognize that ‘outfielder’ is a dactyl.
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3 Levels of Living

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“Every man goes through three stages in his life: First, he believes in Santa Claus. Second, he does not believe in Santa Claus. Third, he IS Santa Claus.”
— anon
also cf:
“It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
— Helen Walton
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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
— Howard Thurman
(cf: “Be alert. The world needs more lerts.”)
(The old-fashioned term for ‘come alive’ is ‘be born again’.)
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