Synonyms: fairest, fairness

Preanalysis assumption: “fair” is one of those strange and wonderful words in the English language which have an almost unlimited applicability for things and doings that please and are desirable, and for which other languages have not such a common denominator but must make shift with dozens of different adjectives and adverbs. The word truly has a quality of the wonderful, like “grace” and it honors the people with whom it has come into common use. We may expect that Emily’s use of it will honor her also, and we may further expect that her usage is most often aligned to meanings in sexuality or in love.