Why is the Oxford English Dictionary important

Reviews and Awards"The OED has been to me a teacher, a companion, a source of endless discovery. I could not have become a writer without it. Anthony Burgess""The greatest treasure

Why is the Oxford English Dictionary important
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Reviews and Awards

"The OED has been to me a teacher, a companion, a source of endless discovery. I could not have become a writer without it. Anthony Burgess"

"The greatest treasure of words all the raw material a writer needs for a lifetime of work. Annie Proulx"

"The Oxford English Dictionary is more than a national monument to lexicography. The vast storehouse of the words and phrases that constitute the vocabulary of the English-speaking people is the ultimate authority on the English language as well as a history of English speech and thought from its infancy to the present day. The Times"

"The gigantic total picture of the English language...an epic achievement. The Observer"

"The greatest dictionary ever compiled. Sunday Telegraph"

"The greatest dictionary in any language. The Telegraph"

"It is a remarkable work of scholarship, and must rank high among the wonders of the world of learning. The Times Educational Supplement"

"The greatest work in dictionary making ever undertaken. The New York Times"

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