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The "sayings" of a community, its proverbs, are its characteristic comment upon life; they imply its history, suggest its attitude ...
The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To "make a beeline" for something. That's worthy of being immort ...
We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he "wants a woman." Strictly speaking, a ...
Psychobabble is ... a set of repetitive verbal formalities that kills off the very spontaneity, candor, and understanding it prete ...
James Joyce is the new Euphues: the melting pot of the language and of present literary idiom and banality.
And from the first declension of the flesh
I learnt man's tongue, to twist the shapes of thoughts
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I have developed a visionary modern lyric, and, for it, an idiom in which I can write lyrically, colloquially, and dramatically. M ...
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