PHRASES in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PHRASES
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phrase
 n.  a group of words without a finite verb, especially used to form part of a sentence
 v.  say; express in the stated way
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Do the phrases that bother me qualify as variant usages, or are they simply mistakes?
2  Using only a few descriptive phrases, you delineate the character of Mr. Collins so well that we can predict his every move.
3  And will you consent to dispense with a great many conventional forms and phrases, without thinking that the omission arises from insolence?
4  He is fond of using high - sounding phrases.
5  He keeps coming out with the same old stock phrases.
6  She was, in her own favourite phrase, 'a woman without a past'.
7  The phrase "yeah yeah yeah" can rarely have been delivered with so much unhinged passion.
8  We bought a Danish phrase book.
9  It wasn't a happy choice of phrase given the circumstances.
10  He is meticulous in his choice of words and turns of phrase.
11  That's exactly the phrase I was looking for.
12  In the phrase 'a hard frost', 'hard' is a collocation of 'frost' and 'strong' would not sound natural.
13  Oh, well, no news is good news, to coin a phrase.
14  He hashed a phrase in order to colour the sentence.
15  The resource person may correct a serious error and repeat the phrase again but with no trace of disapproval or reproach.
Classic Sentence: (134 in 9 pages)
1  were pre-eminently careful and refined in their choice of words and phrases.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
2  But to everything he turned a dead ear, and the phrases in question might as well have been stones dropped into a pool.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
3  All such phrases were very familiar to him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  Mr. Lieutenant Zverkov," I began, "let me tell you that I hate phrases, phrasemongers and men in corsets.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IV
5  I don't recall the words now, but I remember well that through the high-flown phrases there was apparent a genuine feeling, which cannot be feigned.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VII
6  As he said this Prince Andrew was less than ever like that Bolkonski who had lolled in Anna Pavlovna's easy chairs and with half-closed eyes had uttered French phrases between his teeth.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
7  The little princess, plump and rosy, was sitting in an easy chair with her work in her hands, talking incessantly, repeating Petersburg reminiscences and even phrases.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVIII
8  His conversation was always sprinkled with wittily original, finished phrases of general interest.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
9  knowing how she did it, she contrived to utter a few polite phrases in.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
10  Doesn't see anything, doesn't remember anything, she went on, repeating her usual phrases.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XIII
11  Men went from the west to the east killing their fellow men, and the event was accompanied by phrases about the glory of France, the baseness of England, and so on.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
12  Cranly's speech, unlike that of Davin, had neither rare phrases of Elizabethan English nor quaintly turned versions of Irish idioms.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  As he spoke he wrinkled a little his freckled brow and bit, between his phrases, at a tiny bone pencil.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  She came up to his step many times between their phrases and went down again and once or twice remained beside him forgetting to go down and then went down.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  He repeated his phrases over and over again, varying them and surrounding them with his monotonous voice.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER