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expression

(Comment), noun articulation, asseveration, cliché, communication, declaration, expressed opinion, formula, formulation, idiom, locution, maxim, mention, motto, profession, representation in language, saying, sententia, set phrase, setting forth in words, statement, verbalism, vocal embodiment of thought, voicing, vox
Associated concepts: construction, interpretation
Foreign phrases: Expressio unius est exclusio alterius.The expression of one thing is the exclusion of another.

expression

(Manifestation), noun appearance, disclosure, display, emergence, evidence, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, exposure, illustration, indication, instance, mark, presentation, presentment, revelation, show, showing, sign, token, uncovering
See also: admission, assertion, call, comment, connotation, creation, declaration, demeanor, disclosure, inflection, language, manifestation, maxim, mention, parlance, phraseology, pronouncement, reference, remark, rhetoric, speech, style, testimony, title, token

expression

declaring or signifying. Freedom of expression is a HUMAN RIGHT.

EXPRESSION. The term or use of language employed to explain a thing.
     2. It is a general rule, that expressions shall be construed, when they are capable of several significations, so as to give operation to the agreement, act, or will, if it can be done; and an expression is always to be understood in the sense most agreeable to the nature of the contract. Vide Clause; Construction; Equivocal; Interpretation; Words.

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The one is, that every part of the expression ought, if possible, to be allowed some meaning, and be made to conspire to some common end.
I had feared to question Sola relative to the beautiful captive, as I could not but recall the strange expression I had noted upon her face after my first encounter with the prisoner.
An expression of unspeakable joy lightened the countenance of Milady; but this expression was fleeting as the reflection of lightning.
The eye of the invalid still retained that vacancy of expression which prevented his son from obtaining any knowledge of the feelings which were passing in his mind; he listened, nothing more.
She soon learnt that they were indebted for their present good understanding to the efforts of his aunt, who did call on him in her return through London, and there relate her journey to Longbourn, its motive, and the substance of her conversation with Elizabeth; dwelling emphatically on every expression of the latter which, in her ladyship's apprehension, peculiarly denoted her perverseness and assurance; in the belief that such a relation must assist her endeavours to obtain that promise from her nephew which she had refused to give.
If I have been so fortunate as to please here, then I am rewarded indeed," said the youth, with a bow and an expression that rendered it a little doubtful to which of the ladies the compliment was addressed.
Our caresses, our tender words, our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or pillared vistas, or calm majestic statues, or Beethoven symphonies all bring with them the consciousness that they are mere waves and ripples in an unfathomable ocean of love and beauty; our emotion in its keenest moment passes from expression into silence, our love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery.
Handsome and noble he still was, and the melancholy expression of his mouth, a rare expression with men, gave a new character to his features, by which his youth seemed to be renewed.
A quantity of caricatures, heads drawn at a stroke, either in color or with the point of a knife, on walls painted in a dark gray, proved that, barring a difference in expression, the most distinguished young girls have as much fun and folly in their minds as men.
But far more disagreeable than any single feature was the woman's expression, or rather the expression which I caught her assuming naturally, and banishing with an effort for my benefit.
The colors are dimmed with age; the countenances are scaled and marred, and nearly all expression is gone from them; the hair is a dead blur upon the wall, and there is no life in the eyes.
And still smiling, she pushed Tarzan gently away; and looking at him with a half-smiling, half-quizzical expression that made her face wholly entrancing, she pointed to the fruit upon the ground, and seated herself upon the edge of the earthen drum of the anthropoids, for hunger was asserting itself.