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noun as in phrasing

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“Its foggy wording and odd locution stand out in the Constitution,” Waldman writes.

"It's slimy locution here in that he writes 'We have been told by many that she is gay,'" Gitlin said.

He is hardly alone in using a locution that should nevertheless be retired, a charitable critic might have explained.

These words revived her moribund career, underscoring the truth that politics is mostly about locution, locution, locution.

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

I select it merely as an example of a demonstrably vicious locution which ought indubitably to be banished from the language.

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

"Fighting spooks" is a pretty locution, and every Freethinker would admit that fighting spooks is a most unprofitable business.

This same locution in the vernacular is found in the Tagalog folk-tale of “Lucas the Strong.”


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to locution, such as: inflection, accent, articulation, dialect, diction, and expression.

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