Literature is not an abstract science, to which exact definitions can be applied.It is an Art rather, the success of which depends on personal persuasiveness, on the author's skill to give as on ours to receive.
Laws with broad Definitions of rape are like laws making 55 mile per hour speed limits for men and no speed limits for women.warren farrell
There have been many Definitions of hell, but for the English the best definition is that it is the place where the Germans are the police, the Swedish are the comedians, the Italians are the defense force, Frenchmen dig the roads, the Belgians are the pop singers, the Spanish run the railways, the Turks cook the food, the Irish are the waiters, the Greeks run the government, and the common language is Dutch.
If we wish to express our ideas in terms of the concepts synthetic and analytic, we would have to point out that these concepts are applicable only to sentences that can be either true of false, and not to Definitions. The mathematical axioms are therefore neither synthetic nor analytic, but Definitions. ...Hence the question of whether axioms are a priori becomes pointless since they are arbitrary.