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But give me a comprehensive idea of the place, in your own inimitable unvarnished diction.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Cibber almost new wrote the whole, and the last act was entirely his in conduct, sentiment and diction.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
The critics say that his sublimity of diction is sometimes carried to an extreme, so that his language becomes inflated.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Tragedy is a drama in which the diction is dignified, the movement impressive, and the ending unhappy.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
He loved a correct and classic diction, and never underrated style, so long as style was not an excuse for poverty of thought.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
His thought is always lucid and weighty, his argument fair and convincing, his diction manly and solid.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
Its fluent grace and ease of diction compels and sustains the interest of the reader, whatever page he may peruse.
WILLIAM BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTHALBERT HALE PLUMB
They differ typically in movement or composition; they have a common ground in diction.
RHETORIC AND POETRY IN THE RENAISSANCEDONALD LEMEN CLARK
It is to be regretted that the original diction cannot here be preserved.
ZUI FETICHESFRANK HAMILTON CUSHING
My style is too finished, you understand, my diction too perfect.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DICTION

  • byword
  • catchphrase
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  • expression
  • idiom
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  • maxim
  • motto
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  • phraseology
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  • remark
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  • shibboleth
  • slogan
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