And thanks to Peter Mark Roget, we have a printed compilation (the thesaurus) of words and their synonyms. Thesauri often include related and contrasting words and antonyms. The first printed edition of Roget’s thesaurus was titled Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition. And, after Roget’s death in 1869, the work was revised and expanded by his son, John Lewis Roget, and even later by John’s son, Samuel Romilly Roget.
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