locution

[ loh-kyoo-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF locution

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

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

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

But in that he was—to use the usual Flat Creek locution—in that he was "a hoss."

But in that he was—to use the usual Flat Creek locution—in that he was "a boss."

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

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

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

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

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

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