Sentence Examples


  • It is essentially a literary idiom, based in the main upon the language of intercourse of the cultivated Roman society of the day (cf.
  • He advised him to addict himself to an assiduous study of the more idiomatic English writers, such as Swift and Addison - with a view to unlearn his foreign idiom and recover his halfforgotten vernacular - a task, however, which he never perfectly accomplished.
  • Irksome as were his employments, grievous as was the waste of time, uncongenial as were his companions, solid benefits were to be set off against these things; his health became robust, his knowledge of the world was enlarged, he wore off some of his foreign idiom, got rid of much of his reserve; he adds - and perhaps in his estimate it was the benefit to be most prized of all - " the discipline and evolutions of a modern battalion gave me a clearer notion of the phalanx and the legion, and the captain of the Hampshire grenadiers (the reader may smile) has not been useless to the historian of the Roman empire."
  • As the designation of a high official person, as is the case in the title caliph (whence the rendering in the margin of the Revised Version, Great orator "); but the adoption of an Arabic idiom is not probable.
  • Though the vocabulary is Greek the idiom is frequently Hebraic and foreign to the genius of the Greek language.

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