PHRASE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of phrase
Definition:
n. brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression
Example:
Before I go on, tell me what you mean by your 'Well, sir?' It is a small phrase very frequent with you.
Sentence in Classic:
The sentence of saint James which says that he who offends against one commandment becomes guilty of all, had seemed to him first a swollen phrase until he had begun to grope in the darkness of his own state.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The Frenchmen flung their laughter and light words over their shoulders and often Jimmy had to strain forward to catch the quick phrase.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
When they reached the house he helped her to get out of the carriage, and making an effort to master himself, took leave of her with his usual urbanity, and uttered that phrase that bound him to nothing; he said that tomorrow he would let her know his decision.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And he saw this by the suppressed, malicious, and ironical smile with which Betsy glanced at him after this phrase.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The comparison pleased him, but he could not remember whether he had not used the same phrase before, and to Pestsov, too, and as he said it he felt confused.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the midst of a phrase he ceased speaking and suddenly felt tears choking him, a thing he had thought impossible for him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
In commercial phrase, coffins were looking up; and, in the course of a few weeks, Oliver acquired a great deal of experience.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Next, he practised performing a series of bows to his reflection, accompanied with certain murmurs intended to bear a resemblance to a French phrase (though Chichikov knew not a single word of the Gallic tongue).
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Her husband, without stopping to hear the end of the phrase, had left the kitchen and sprung up the stairs.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context