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phraseology (fray-zee-OL-uh-jee) noun
1. The manner or style of expression in words.
2. The set of expressions used by a person or group.
[Erroneously coined by humanist Michael Neander (1525-1595). The correct Modern Greek form is phrasiologia (phrasiology).]
"Ask Hitchcock about that and he'll give a simple shrug and then fill
everyone's tape recorders with numbing phraseology about learning curves
and team building and focus."
"Mr Chernomyrdin said that 'NATO will command the NATO force, Russia the
Russian forces' in Kosovo in any peacekeeping deal. ... The Russian's
phraseology immediately fuelled speculation about a virtual partition
This week's theme: coined words.
Man and his deed are two distinct things. Whereas a good deed should call forth approbation, and a wicked deed disapprobation, the doer of the deed, whether good or wicked always deserves respect or pity as the case may be. -Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
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