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PHRASE

1. A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but generally two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a offer; as, an adverbial phrase. ""Convey" the clever it call. "Steal!" foh! a fico for the phrase." (Shak) 2. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human. 3. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression. "Phrases of the hearth." "Thou speak'st In better phrase and matter than thou didst." (Shak) 4. A short clause or portion of a period. A composition consists first of sentences, or periods; these are subdivided into sections, and these into phrases. Phrase book, a book of idiomatic phrases. Origin: F, fr. L. Phrasis diction, phraseology, Gr, fr. To speak. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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