Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of phrase.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of phrase.

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Examples

  • Form _infinitive phrases_ from the following verbs, and use these phrases as _adjectives, adverbs_, and _nouns_, in sentences of your own building.

    Graded Lessons in English an Elementary English Grammar Consisting of One Hundred Practical Lessons, Carefully Graded and Adapted to the Class-Room

  • Hence they combine whole phrases more than words -- _phrases banales_.

    Journalism for Women A Practical Guide

  • _fugitive phrases_, which are the cant of ordinary discourse, just as tragedy phrases, _dead idioms, _ and exaggerations of dignity, are of the artificial style, and yeas, verilys, and exaggerations of simplicity, are of the natural. -- p. xvi.

    Famous Reviews

  • And for this and other causes we have in many places reserved the Hebrew phrases, notwithstanding that they may seem somewhat hard in their ears that are not well practised and also _delight in the sweet sounding phrases_ of the holy Scriptures. "[

    Early Theories of Translation

  • I use the term phrases because these parties themselves do not believe seriously in the possibility of carrying out their intentions, and because in the second place they themselves are the accomplices mainly responsible for the present development.

    Mein Kampf

  • Plus you can use Latin phrases, which is far more indicative of both intelligence and fairness than using Spanish ones, apparently.

    The Legal Underground:

  • And before Raevmo goes off on another tangent about * what* the challenge of those findings is, let me just go ahead and re-type the key-word phrases from the cited copy …

    Approaching Difference, Not Likeness

  • Modern law picks certain phrases from the Presser case, phrases where the Presser Court is addressing Presser’s argument that the 2nd amendment protects a right to parade, and turns them into a federal hands-off of state/local laws that prohibit keeping and/or bearing arms.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Diane Wood on the Second Amendment

  • The Jutes, Angles and Saxons opposed and bartered with the Romans before relocating to the British Islands and had thus already acquired some Latin phrases before the coalescence of Old English.

    French/english Translation: the Unusual History of the English Language « Articles « Literacy News

  • Although, if you happen to be walking through Concourse J in the Miami International Airport, then your inner word nerd will be delighted to see phrases from the bookThe Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

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