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What is another way of saying "the works and design of ..."?

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decent444 | Elementary School Teacher | Honors

Posted December 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM via web

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What is another way of saying "the works and design of ..."?

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jmj616 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted January 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM (Answer #1)

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A good word would be "oeuvre."  For example, one could say:  

Romeo and Julietis one of the best-known plays in Shakespeare's oeuvre;

Or: 

The Adam's House is one the most beautiful structures in the oeuvre of Frank Lloyd Wright.  

An oeuvre is a body of work by a particular author, artist, or composer.  The word is derived from the French œuvre, literally, work, and ultimately from the Latin opera, which also simply meant work.  

 

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