Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of usage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You make a good point about the subjective annoyance of certain usages, but as a professional I try to be objective …

    “Attacks” on the language are greatly misunderstood

  • And I ought to have clarified that I'm most interested in English usages of the word, from about 1580 through the Civil War though I'm also interested in any changes prior to or after that, when applied to other Englishmen/women.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • But despite all of your "search hits" for some of the phrase usages he cites, you ignore the cumulative nature of all of these likeness occurring, individually dismissing them out of hand a priori.

    Acephalous

  • Instead, it’s largely a series of unsupported statements from Partridge that this or that is unacceptable and dismissals of certain usages out of hand.

    The pot calling the kettle illogical « Motivated Grammar

  • I suspect Humphrys will have trouble seeing this difference, because he’s expecting to find a cut-and-dried prescription that marks certain usages as completely unacceptable, rather than merely a bit odd.

    2008 June « Motivated Grammar

  • I could see their word usages were merely false-to-facts: a conflation of metaphor for reality.

    MIND MELD: Books That Hold Special Places in Our Hearts and On Our Shelves

  • Dictionaries are, after all, giant databases of words compiled by lexicographers who investigate word usages ...

    Lee Schneider: Return of My Google Self

  • All kinds of strange words and word usages show up on individual student papers, usually the result of haste, personal idiosyncrasy, or an imperfectly developed critical vocabulary.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Dictionaries are, after all, giant databases of words compiled by lexicographers who investigate word usages and meanings.

    Are Dictionaries Becoming Obsolete?

  • These etymologica are important because they quote from literary works ancient in their own time, providing later lexicographers evidence of word usages and meanings that otherwise would have been lost.

    Analyzing Becky Sharp’s Trash

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