A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) American jurist, Supreme Court Justice
Towne v. Eisner, 245 U.S. 425 (1918)

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