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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPRESSIONS

There were no expressions of tenderness in the Wade household.

Whether to call it a confusion of expressions or of ideas, I can't tell.

And what do these expressions imply, but, the entire renovation of our nature?

The demonstration convinced them, and many were the expressions of amazement from their lips.

It's very wrong; you should be more guarded in your expressions.

Tom inferred from these, and other expressions of the same nature, that he was jealous.

I noticed more than fifty expressions which could be found in the 'Bucolics.'

Dick and Tom Dare were not a whit behind any in their expressions of delight.

They were expressions of life, and life is always happy when it is expressing itself.

We have plenty of expressions of horror—but those are not argument.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of pressing out;" later (mid-15c.) "action of manifesting a feeling;" (late 15c.) "a putting into words," from Middle French expression (14c.), from Late Latin expressionem (nominative expressio), noun of action from past participle stem of exprimere (see express (v.)). Meaning "an action or creation that expresses feelings" is from 1620s. Of the face, from 1774. Occasionally the word also was used literally, for "the action of squeezing out."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.