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  • noun Plural form of barbarism.


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  • This was the state of the _Apocalypse_, till the thousand years being misunderstood, brought a prejudice against it: and _Dionysius_ of _Alexandria_, noting how it abounded with barbarisms, that is with

    Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John

  • The following words bear so little resemblance to those for which they are substitutes, that we will treat them as grammatical "barbarisms," and translate them into English:

    The Third Reader, Designed for the Use of Primary Schools,

  • He even won a number of skirmishes with Dr. Samuel Johnson, the great English lexicographer, poet, and critic, who sneered at American words as "barbarisms" and the language of the Yankees as a "dialect," then a pejorative term.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 2

  • Unless the Swedes and Norwegians start awarding Nobel Prizes for plane hijackings, pizza shop bombings, civilian bus attacks, Jihad suicides/homicides, drive-by shootings, throat-slittings, embassy attacks and other such acts of barbarisms, the embarrassing low level of contribution to the welfare of Civilization and Mankind by the [Arab] Muslim world will continue.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Trouble

  • The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.

    Chapter 16

  • Verbal barbarisms and cliches are a barrier to success for young footballers

    David Cameron's judgment in hiring Andy Coulson condemned in poll

  • Verbal barbarisms and cliches are a barrier to success for young footballers

    Jeremy Paxman follows Naughtie example with on-air 'cuts' blunder

  • "Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel," De Las Casas wrote.

    Eric Kasum: Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

  • Conservatives have worked so hard over the past few decades to fight for civilized standards against a short checklist of modern barbarisms - abortion, gay marriage, political correctness, and so forth.

    Going to the Source of the Christopher West Controversy

  • Barleycorn will have been banished out of existence along with the other barbarisms, some other institution than the saloon will have to obtain, some other congregating place of men where strange men and stranger men may get in touch, and meet, and know.

    Chapter 13


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