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And all over the world each language would be taught with the same accent and quantities and idioms—a very desirable thing indeed.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
They understand one another perfectly in their respective idioms, and much better than we do.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
It is only the habit of speaking, the idioms and niceties, which cannot be acquired except by converse with a native.
Notwithstanding the fact that we owe some of our strongest idioms to slang, the free use of slang always vulgarizes.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
His reading has been principally confined to French authors; hence the Gallic idioms so common in his productions.
The officials spoke such beautiful French that we became at once hopelessly lost in our idioms.
She is handsome, well dressed, and so good-hearted that her pretty county idioms are really charming.
THE MAN BETWEENAMELIA E. BARR
Black Duncan's accent and idioms reveal the intense excitement that lies behind his quiet face.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
He believed in sorcery, made jokes about idolatry, declared that all idioms are derived from the Hebrew.
Many tribes who now speak idioms of their language were left upon the way, and have since taken distinctive names.

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