Definitions

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  • v. To study, or make critical comments on, language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To study, or make critical comments on, language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To discuss questions relating to philology.

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Examples

  • "If I thought" is pretty similar in meaning to "I doubt"--they're not quite inverses, but they do express a very similar state of being in disbelief or suspicion. "you ever might countenance" becomes "you'll giveā€¦ a fair hearing" philologize the hell out of it if you want, I don't think a reasonable person would find these fragments too dissimilar.

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