from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of making phrases.
- n. The manner in which an expression is phrased.
- n. Music The manner in which a phrase is rendered or interpreted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of phrase.
- n. The way a statement is put together, particularly in matters of style and word choice.
- n. The way the musical phrases are put together in a composition or in its interpretation, with changes in tempo, volume, or emphasizing one or more instruments over others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Method of expression; association of words.
- n. The act or method of grouping the notes so as to form distinct musical phrases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wording of a speech or passage.
- n. In music, the act, process, or result of dividing a piece in performance into short sections or phrases, so as to give it form and clearness. Skill in phrasing is one of the chief qualities of a good performer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the manner in which something is expressed in words
- n. the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
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This phrasing is an explicit rejection of the older formulation, “life, liberty and property.”
I agree with your argument, but this choice of phrasing is amusingly ironic.
Rubin's phrasing is in addition rather peculiar: "It is all very well ... to insist that it is the written-down story that should command our attention as readers".
That conditional phrasing is very important, however.
And the phrasing is not that member of the family, "Oh honey, you grew up so pretty, you look just like your mother/aunt/cousin's best friend's roommate."
The phrasing is ... unusual, but the imagery and emotions it evokes is ..... * sits down* amazing!
The problem with this phrasing is that "barbaric," on one level or another, seems to modify "cultural" as well as, or rather than, "practices."
The phrasing is also deceptive and confusing, but it fails to make clear that the first clause (relating to private health insurance) is unrelated to the remainder (barring the use of the interstate commerce or other powers to regulate intrastate commerce).
The phrasing is distinctive enough to suggest that the editors were probably replicating the pertinent of the original document.
If you must say where you work, the preferred phrasing is English “I work at the car company”.