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How to use solecism in a sentence

The party was given especially in her honour, and to omit her from any description of it would be an unpardonable solecism.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
It cut them down to vassals, but, by a legal solecism, they were regarded as a sort of free vassals.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
For a free and extended empire on a continent are incompatible: to think they are not is a perfect solecism in politicks.
THE JUSTICE AND NECESSITY OF TAXING THE AMERICAN COLONIES, DEMONSTRATEDUNKNOWN
The fair city of Perth is a solecism in point of site, and many a flooding it gets in consequence.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 440VARIOUS
Let us try the test of an expression somewhat kindred in etymology: such a word as would carry upon its face a damning solecism.
STUDIES ON HOMER AND THE HOMERIC AGE, VOL. 1 OF 3W. E. GLADSTONE
It was not till then that he discovers the possession of these forts by the Rajah to be a solecism in government.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
He was, in every respect, the beau idal of that strange solecism in our social code, "the younger son."
ROLAND CASHELCHARLES JAMES LEVER
In China, as you know, a guest or a host would have killed himself rather than commit so gross a solecism; but this is America.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
It is a gross solecism to accept a cigar and put it in your pocket; you should not take it unless you smoke it on the spot.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
She was exceedingly anxious not to commit any social solecism.
THE CHINK IN THE ARMOURMARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SOLECISM

  • barbarism
  • blunder
  • faux pas
  • gaffe
  • gaucherie
  • goof
  • immodesty
  • improperness
  • impudence
  • inappropriateness
  • incongruity
  • incorrectness
  • indecency
  • indecorum
  • inelegance
  • rudeness
  • slip
  • solecism
  • unbecomingness
  • unfitness
  • unseemliness
  • unsuitability
  • vulgarism
  • vulgarity
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