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Now “awfully sorry” is not a western colloquialism, and the girl looked at him attentively.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
He must like to figure, to use a colloquialism,18 and his fondness for it must be genuine, almost an absorption.
For instance, the use of "most" for "almost" is distinctly, if not a vulgarism, at least a colloquialism.
Every proverb, every slang phrase and colloquialism, is what one might call a petrified inspiration.
A CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRYUPTON SINCLAIR
Such a compliment has seldom been paid on so early an attempt at colloquialism in a new language.
To use a very expressive colloquialism, "He never felt himself above his job."
But their very familiarity and colloquialism make them remarkably effective with English-speaking little ones.
Johnson, you say (p. 34) called ‘uncomeatable’ a low corrupt word: rather, as you well say, ‘a permissible colloquialism.’
A colloquialism usually denoting a shilling, valued at twelve and a half cents.
These elements had, however, to use a colloquialism, an "exceedingly rough time."
WHAT GERMANY THINKSTHOMAS F. A. SMITH

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