I use an online thesaurus frequently when I'm writing and find that I almost rely on it. Before the internet and the almost instant access to a list of synonyms for any word, writers would've had to actually pick up a tangible thesaurus and leaf through the pages if they were stuck, and I imagine most of the time they would instead try to think of one themselves to save the time. Doing so would've likely consolidated one's vocabulary better and made it easier (due to practice) for them to be able to conjure up different synonyms themselves without the help of a thesaurus. These days, however, one can simply look it up. Does anyone here think that overusing a thesaurus can limit one's own ability to semantically map out and think of unique words? Is it a crutch that limits our writing potential, or a powerful tool that expands it?