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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.
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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.
Why does this writer insist on a phraseological style that suggests the eurosceptics are a small minority?
It has verbal and phraseological peculiarities of its own.
But in the mechanical, phraseological movement of his thought he was able to hide himself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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