Tocsin Tuesday

25 Sep

Every test successfully met is rewarded by some growth in intuitive knowledge, strengthening of character, or initiation into a higher consciousness. – Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton
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Never ignore your inner voice, that little feeling that warns you when something isn’t right. We all have that internal tocsin to keep us from harm. I’m glad I listen to mine.
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Another new word for me.
toc·sin\ˈtäk-sən\
noun
1 : an alarm bell or the ringing of it
2 : a warning signal
Examples
the tocsin rang out, warning us of the approaching tornado
noted that a sudden drop in a student’s grades may be a tocsin of a serious personal problem
Origin: Middle French toquassen, from Old Occitan tocasenh, from tocar to touch, ring a bell (from Vulgar Latin *toccare) + senh sign, bell, from Medieval Latin & Latin signum; Medieval Latin, bell, from Late Latin, ringing of a bell, from Latin, mark, sign — more at touch, sign.
First use: 1586
Synonyms: flag, signal

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