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  • n. Plural form of expression.


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  • They anxiously sought to avoid the admission of expressions which might be odious in the ears of of Americans, although they were willing to admit into their system those _things_ which the _expressions_ signified.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

  • A team of Japanese scientists, led by Toshiyuki Hata of the Kagawa University School of Medicine, is using 3-D ultrasound to count fetal blinks and yawns, and to document what they call expressions like smiling, scowling, and sticking out the tongue.


  • And this means that if the characteristics which we describe as the expressions of man's fighting instincts could be so changed that these expressions were inhibited or turned into quite new channels, the man would no longer be describable as a fighting animal.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Her "cutesy" manner and country-bumpkin expressions are a reflection of her thought process and her inability to communicate as an educated adult.

    McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book

  • My dictionary has one full page of definitions and expressions for the French word "main" ...

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I have two books that supposedly specialize in expressions, but the Collins is more thorough and more accurate.

    Page 2

  • The poor guy on the cover with the various expressions is another interesting choice.

    Reality Bites « Awful Library Books

  • All spices were considered heating, and therefore desire-provoking (this mantra of the ancient physician is the origin of the modern slang expressions: to "have the hots," or Donna Summer's deathless formulation, "Howzabout some hot stuff baby this evening?") but ginger was in a class apart for being classed as both hot and wet.

    A Conversation with Jack Turner

  • Ojo!, unlike many Mexican expressions, is actually used all over the Spanish-speaking world.

    Mental glossary

  • How, and how much, each of these play a part in their public expressions is a matter of degree.

    Obama Cartoon


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