Write It Right: Furnish

Furnish for Provide, of Supply. ‘Taxation furnished the money.’ A pauper may furnish a house if someone will provide the furniture, or the money to buy it. ‘His flight furnishes a presumption of guilt.’ It supplies it.”

Excerpted from: Bierce, Ambrose. Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010.

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