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strong language

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  • n. The use of language considered offensive or taboo especially in movies and films.

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Examples

  • The strong language in which Owen speaks of his religious sincerity is interesting, as showing the estimate which was formed of the Protector’s character by those who had the best opportunities of judging regarding it.

    Life of Dr Owen

  • Mrs. Hamilton Gray, in her work on the Sepulchres of Etruria, observes: “As scarabæi existed long before we had any account of idols, I do not doubt that they were originally the invention of some really devout mind; and they speak to us in strong language of the danger of making material symbols of immaterial things.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • He was standing between the two women, and, I regret to say, in his endeavour to act as peacemaker, he made use of rather strong language in the presence of his mother; and I was just in time to hear him say: "And all this fuss about the loss of a few pages from a rotten diary that wouldn't fetch three-halfpence a pound!"

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • She heard Mr. McCarthy the elder using very strong language to his son, and she saw the latter raise up his hand as if to strike his father.

    Sole Music

  • Plenty of strong language and hard names passed between him and me; and then Brother Reynold of Vichiers, who was Marshall of the Temple, took up the word and said, "Sir, have done with the squabble between the Lord of Joinville and our Commander; for, as our Commander says, we can give you nothing, without perjuring ourselves.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • For though Squire Momson was not very fond of Mrs Stantiloup, and had used strong language respecting her when he was anxious to send his boy to the Doctor's school, Mrs Momson had always been of the other party, and had in fact adhered to Mrs Stantiloup from the beginning of the quarrel.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • We need not pursue this letter further than to say that when it reached Mr Talbot's hands, which it did through his wife, he spoke of Mrs Stantiloup in language which shocked his wife considerably, though she was not altogether unaccustomed to strong language on his part.

    Dr. Wortle's School

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