household word love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely known saying, name, person, or thing: "It was an American journalist . . . who made [T.E.] Lawrence a household word” ( H.D.S. Greenway).


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  • "Les Anciens Canadiens" (Quebec, 1861), which is a household word throughout Canada.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The first of the long line of Quick Cash Stores which have made the name of Dawnish a household word was pulled down some years ago, but the statue of Sir Albert is good to last as long as the Market Square.

    Lonesome Road

  • "Posh's one - price hat" was a household word in Birmingham, Manchester,

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • "Relations", which has become almost a household word in American history, shows how early the Church authorities appreciated the possibilities of this new kind of periodical publication.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • The name Jenny June, which she adopted a few years later, became a beloved household word throughout the land, perhaps more widely known than that of any lady journalist who has ever wrought in it.

    Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly

  • I started when I saw the name, for it was that of none other than -- well, perhaps even to you I had better say no more than that it was a name which is a household word all over the earth -- one of the highest, noblest, most exalted names in England.

    Sole Music


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