The obscure word of the week is redound

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is redound.

It’s from Middle English, meaning (a) contribute to someone’s honour; or (b) rebound. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…

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2 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is redound

  1. It would not redound well on me to mess up in using “redound” in a sentence. And hey! I actually used it in one of my novels. At one point, one of my characters says: “At first I thought of something in the anatomical line, an embalmed body part of some sort. But that wouldn’t have redounded well on me, since what I wanted was to make him look bad but leave myself untouched.”
    I have to say, I’m not sure if “redound on” is correct. Maybe it should be “redound to.”

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