So you're reading a book, happily wrapped up in the story, when your eyes bang right into a roadblock: it looks like a word, it acts like a word, you can almost guess what it might be supposed to mean; and yet you swear you never saw it before, and you have serious doubts as to whether it's "really" a word.
...the problem of race has been the most difficult of resolution in American politics. It embrangled the original Constitution makers for months; it remains today, now that its violent frontier has moved North, the most explosive problem of our society.Theodore White, "The Making of the President - 1960".
If conventions epitomize the mythology and legendry of American national politics, then Chicago epitomizes the convention city.Theodore White, "The Making of the President - 1960".
For twelve years now this problem of Negro vote and Negro rights has roweled the Democratic party.Theodore White, "The Making of the President - 1960".