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Career

BEING A SUITABLE METAPHOR FOR ITSELF

v. — to make a short gallop; to charge (as at a tournament); to move at full speed
— of horses: to turn this way and that while running

…among other meanings

fm. French, carriere, meaning racecourse.

As a noun, the word first meant racecourse and only by extension became the ground on which a race is run, then the ground on which life is run, then a person’s progress through life, then progress through a professional life.

first published. 1594

inspiration. honestly, I’ve just been listening to a lot of Sondheim lately

First you’re another sloe-eyed vamp,
Then someone’s mother, then you’re camp.
Then you career from career to career.
I’m almost through my memoirs, and I’m here

Stephen Sondheim, “I’m Still Here” from Follies, 1971

 

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