All the time he was jerking out these phrases
he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner.
A Sentence or Phrase
is a composite significant sound, some at least of whose parts are in themselves significant; for not every such group of words consists of verbs and nouns--'the definition of man,' for example - -but it may dispense even with the verb.
The survivors then become extremely shy, and can scarcely be "brought to medicine," to use the trapper's phrase
for "taking the bait.
All this was gibberish to Clara Caverly, who understood the phrases
, notwithstanding, quite as well as the friend who was using them.
A ship may have left her port some time before; she may have been at sea, in the fullest sense of the phrase
, for days; but, for all that, as long as the coast she was about to leave remained in sight, a southern-going ship of yesterday had not in the sailor's sense begun the enterprise of a passage.
Weltering in gore' is a very expressive phrase
The Jury all cheered, though the Judge said he feared That the phrase
was not legally sound.
cried I again with all my might with a longdrawn rolling of the " ohl " sound after the fashion of the Berliners (who constantly use the phrase
Justice" was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Aeschylean phrase
, had ended his sport with Tess.
In a verse from the Bible which I have quoted above, occurs the phrase
"all these kings.
On first receiving the news, under the influence of indignation and resentment the Emperor had found a phrase
that pleased him, fully expressed his feelings, and has since become famous.
This pleasure came often from some vital phrase
, or merely the inspired music of a phrase
quite apart from its meaning.
I know their use of it, yet am compelled to use it in my own way in default of a better phrase
, a word, conveys instantly to his mind what hours of words and phrases
could not convey to the mind of the non-traveller.
Previous to this, the earliest-known use of the phrase
occurred in the pamphlet, "Ye Slaves," written by George Milford and published in December, 1912.