Thesaurus / locution
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The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.

Les MisrablesVictor Hugo

Of course she was incapable of such a locution, and it was silly of him to have thought otherwise, even momentarily.

The Roll-CallArnold Bennett

I am very much mistaken if the locution does not occur elsewhere in Holmes.

Their values are variable, rising and falling according to the individual and the locution.

LanguageEdward Sapir

We are likely to avoid the locution altogether and to say “Who was it you saw?”

LanguageEdward Sapir

This is "good grammar" in Gaelic, and the Irish, when they began to learn English, translated the locution literally.

The American LanguageHenry L. Mencken

He believes that the locution was "possibly imported from the southwest of Ireland."

The American LanguageHenry L. Mencken

It is of course the characteristic Scripture locution for those who in some way enjoy the special favour of God.

Our Lady Saint MaryJ. G. H. Barry

We are apt in England to class as an "Americanism" every unfamiliar, or too familiar, locution which we do not happen to like.

He thanked her, and took a mental note of the locution, inquiring in his turn when the rain had ceased.

The Quaint CompanionsLeonard Merrick

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