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Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?

I cannot find words to express my feelings on that point at all.

It has not; and we venture to express our confident belief, that it never will.

He says, he will convince you of his love by deeds, since he is not permitted by you to express it by words.

And when that reason offers, is it not just to express one's self accordingly?

I knew not what to say; or rather how to express what I had to say.

It was an express order for two hundred francs, in payment of a bit of verse.

He remembered, just in time, to express regret at Miss Simpson's bereavement.

One or two were good enough to express regret that he had not been there to see.

No wonder he flushed and stood silent, lost for words to express his indignation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French espresser "press, squeeze out; speak one's mind" (Modern French exprimer), Medieval Latin expressare, frequentative of exprimere "represent, describe," literally "to press out" (source of Italian espresso; the sense evolution here is perhaps via an intermediary sense of something like "clay that takes under pressure takes the form of an image"), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pressare "to press, push," from Latin premere (see press (v.1)). Related: Expressed; expresses; expressing.

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