Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ejaculation.

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Examples

  • Then his attention became attracted by occasional groans and muttered ejaculations from the room above.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • All which prayers of our Saviour, and others of like brevity, are properly such as we call ejaculations; an elegant similitude from a dart or arrow, shot or thrown out; and such an one

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • She said brief prayers while she worked, simple pious pleas called ejaculations that carried indulgences numbered in the days rather than years.

    Underworld

  • His joy overflowed, not in long phrases, but in short ejaculations.

    The Underground City

  • I use the word "ejaculations" advisedly, as the first two Evadne Mount novels were exercises in knowing reproductions of the style of, respectively, the mid-1930s and mid-40s, in which decades the novels are set.

    And Then There Was No One by Gilbert Adair

  • "room" to "room" were of lightning swiftness, and accompanied by a running fire of slang ejaculations, chiefly sarcastic, but, on the whole, enlivened with a vein of playful humour not to be Englished politely.

    Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond

  • His rapid-fire posts and prodigious output - "ejaculations," as Wieseltier puts it-are not so much arguments as "bar-room retorts; moody explosions of verbal violence; more invective from another American crank."

    Gawker

  • Crop out Bush-lovers 'ejaculations', paste in Obama-lovers 'ejaculations.

    Agitprop: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Propaganda

  • I wonder if this is an indication of a deep-rooted negativity in Mexico towards the Jews in their midst or just the verbal ejaculations of the worst of Mexican society.

    Anti-semitism in Mexico

  • Whereas the London spectacular caused a moderate rumpus with its cannonball ejaculations and sliding walls of wax, works from the early-80s here, such as White Sand, Red Millet, Many Flowers and 1000 Names, are organic archetypes that seduce us with their aesthetic charm and illusionistic depths.

    This week's new exhibitions

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