from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as holophrasm. See holophrasis.
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Possibly he does not differentiate sufficiently between the rude language of the holophrase and the much later growth of formed and grammatical speech.
America, vol. ii, pp. 115 sq., where the beginning of self-consciousness is associated with the break-up of the holophrase.