phraseological love

Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to phraseology.
  • adj. Consisting of a peculiar form of words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as phraseologic.
  • Indicating a tendency to coin phrases and to rely on mere wording for effect.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Longer idioms, like to be caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, "do not readily correlate with a given grammatical part of speech"; these he terms phraseological idioms.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4

  • Why does this writer insist on a phraseological style that suggests the eurosceptics are a small minority?

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • It has verbal and phraseological peculiarities of its own.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • But in the mechanical, phraseological movement of his thought he was able to hide himself.

    Erik Dorn

  • A result of the more serious view of life was the new realism that strove to present life truthfully, stripped of the conventional phraseological idealism that had been the vogue since Schiller.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Darwinism, political and social, has, like an epidemic, for many years invaded the mind of more than one thinker, and many more of the advocates and declaimers of sociology, and it has been reflected as a fashionable habit and a phraseological current even in the daily language of the politicians.

    Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History

  • After all has been said about self-indulgent mannerisms, moral perversities, phraseological outrages, and the rest, these volumes will remain the noble monument of the industry, originality, conscientiousness, and genius of a noble character, and of an intellectual career that has exercised on many sides the profoundest sort of influence upon English feeling.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 2: Carlyle

  • Now Johnson had spent years of his life, during the compilation of his Dictionary, in doing nothing else but defining; and, whenever the dispute took a phraseological turn, he had it all his own way.

    Goldsmith English Men of Letters Series

  • Nutter with the putter, Craig Bellamy, deserves his shot at glory Patrick Barclay: Craig Bellamy represents one of those phraseological imprecisions in football, being a "winner" who hasn't...

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Kevin Bond confirms Harry Redknapp will take charge for cup tie Tottenham No2 Kevin Bond has claimed it is business as usual at the club despite manager Harry Redknapp's court case Nutter with the putter, Craig Bellamy, deserves his shot at glory Patrick Barclay: Craig Bellamy represents one of those phraseological imprecisions in football, being a "winner" who hasn't...

    Evening Standard - Home

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