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The pronunciation, as it happens, is just what I am most at home in; if he had said my genders or my idioms there would have been some sense.
It is precisely because such phrases are not part of the current idiom that they give distinction to the style.
Now my humble fear is that this double training, in language as well as in thought, imposes somewhat too heavy a burden upon the young, especially when, at the age of three years old, they are taken from the maternal care and taught to unlearn the old language -- except for the purpose of repeating it in the presence of their Mothers and Nurses -- and to learn the vocabulary and idiom of science.
On another occasion he was rather scandalised at finding his sister with a book of French plays; but as the governess remarked that it was for the purpose of acquiring the French idiom in conversation, he was fain to be content.
"And I," replied the visitor, changing his idiom, "know enough of English to keep up the conversation.
The vulgar idiom made the pronunciation an-TONY's nose--and all this Charles briefly explained to Miss Emmerson and her niece by way of giving point to his own wit.
meaning must be expressed by an idiom or other word.
I determined to give myself as little trouble as possible in this lesson; it would not do yet to trust my unpractised tongue with the delivery of explanations; my accent and idiom would be too open to the criticisms of the young gentlemen before me, relative to whom I felt already it would be necessary at once to take up an advantageous position, and I proceeded to employ means accordingly.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
THE use of idioms and phrases, sayings and quotations add lustre to any writing or conversation.
She considers students' (ages 13 to 18) comprehension of canonically used idioms in first and second languages and the role of age, context, transparency, and frequency; whether multimedia and visualization techniques enhance learners' knowledge of second-language idioms more than written contexts; persistent ignorance and misinterpretations of second-language idioms; second-language comprehension of creative idiom variants; and mastery of second-language idioms in free composition writing.
Analyze the sixteen clues presented in the listing that follows to identify the animal idioms which they suggest.