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Turn of expression   /tərn əv ɪksprˈɛʃən/   Listen
Turn of expression

noun
1.
A distinctive spoken or written expression.  Synonym: turn of phrase.






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"Turn of expression" Quotes from Famous Books



... Jewelries, originating in loans of money to this ungrateful Jew. Which necessitates much wriggling on the part of M. de Voltaire;—but he has himself written in a Lawyer's Office, in his young days, and knows how to twist a turn of expression. The Judges are not there to judge about Steuer-Notes; but they give you to understand that Voltaire's Peltry-and-Jewelry story is moonshine. Hirsch produces the Voltaire Scraps of Writing, already known to our readers; Voltaire says, "Mere extinct jottings; which Hirsch ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) - Frederick The Great—The Ten Years of Peace.—1746-1756. • Thomas Carlyle



Words linked to "Turn of expression" :   conceit, expressive style, style



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