Word of the Day – May 6, 2012

base (adj.)

bays

devoid of high values; inferior in quality; lowly

Henry James lost his job as Paris correspondent of the New York Tribune because he was too highbrow; then, when Harper’s Weekly dropped the monthly newsletter he had been assigned to write, James complained, “And yet, I tried to be so Base!”
Thomas Griffith     November 1978

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