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  • n. Plural form of catchword.


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  • Let any one recall the catchwords, styled watchwords, of politics during the last ten or twenty years, and he will see how men are to be convinced.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • Again, the earthquake that ensues on the opening of the sixth seal is one of the catchwords, that is, a link connecting chronologically this sixth seal with the sixth trumpet (Re 9: 13; 11: 13): compare also the seventh vial, Re 16: 17, 18.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And in these days he saw too clearly how those same intellectuals -- with catchwords, meaningless to nine-tenths of her people -- were breaking down, stone by stone, their mighty safeguard of

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • "When one thinks of Micawber always presenting himself in the same situation, moved with the same springs and uttering the same sounds, always confident of something turning up, always crushed and rebounding, always making punch -- and his wife always declaring she will never part from him, always referring to his talents and her family -- when one thinks of the 'catchwords' personified as characters, one is reminded of the frogs whose brains have been taken out for physiological purposes, and whose actions henceforth want the distinctive peculiarity of organic action, that of fluctuating spontaneity."

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • The catchwords "reform" and "progress" are not mere tricks which they use; the really believe them. ...


  • Just a bunch of talking-point catchwords designed to put fear and negativity into the public mind.

    Gingrich to sign Contract from America

  • Each report includes catchwords and a headnote, which summarises the judgments.

    Irish Reports & Digests – Irish case law

  • One research study found that most people use only the advertising catchwords on the front of the box “Low Fat!”

    The Flex Diet

  • Her resignation speach contained many catchwords, but they were not used in context and were just strung together in phrases to make it sound like she was saying something important.

    Rove: Palin's resignation lacks clear strategy

  • In exchange, the government promises to provide security and convenience, the two highly manipulative, siren-song catchwords of our modern age.

    John W. Whitehead: The State of the Nation: Are We "Approaching Spiritual Death"?


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