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  • n. Plural form of parlance.

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Examples

  • That is considered in most psychological parlances right now as junk science.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2005

  • After the Pacific Slope, the great Middle West found utterance in the dialect verse of Mr. John Hay, and after that began the exploitation of all the local parlances, which has sometimes seemed to stop, and then has begun again.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • Russian writers as I have read, and I should praise rather than blame their free use of our different local parlances, or "dialects," as people call them.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • Euphuisms there may be to the end of the world -- affected parlances -- just as a fop at heart may go without shoestrings to mimic the distractions of some great wandering soul -- although _that_ is a bad comparison, seeing that what is called Carlyle's mannerism, is not his dress, but his physiognomy -- or more than _that_ even.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • Now to tell you more about it, to trumpet substantial achievements the United States will be braying about today -- I'd actually like to call on first, Ambassador John Wolf, who is the coordinator for APEC within the United States government, and within APEC parlances, the person we refer to as senior official, which is the way they frequently refer to the Sherpa-like role of those who do the large part of the work in preparing for the APEC Summit.

    Ambassadors Lord And Wolf Briefing In Philippines

  • Euphuisms there may be to the end of the world ” affected parlances ” just as a fop at heart may go without shoestrings to mimic the distractions of some great wandering soul ” although that is a bad comparison, seeing that what is called Carlyle's mannerism, is not his dress, but his physiognomy ” or more than that even.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

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