Here a buzz in the room drew the two young men a little aside, and for a minute I heard nothing but indistinct phrases
, in which "removal of deposites," "panic," "General Jackson," and "revolution," were the only words I could fairly understand.
I thought I saw--" I murmured sleepily: and then the phrase
insisted on conjugating itself, and ran into "you thought you saw--he thought he saw--" and then it suddenly went off into a song:--
and, happening to meet this couple in the carriage-drive, I found, for some reason or another, that this phrase
suddenly recurred to my memory, and exercised a rousing effect upon my spirits.
It is equivalent to our phrases
"from Maine to Texas"-- "from Baltimore to San Francisco.
Proletarian science" and "proletarian philosophy" were his phrases
for it, and therein he shows the provincialism of his mind--a defect, however, that was due to the times and that none in that day could escape.
They did their duty--no, overdid it, is perhaps the better phrase
Footnote: Since the French word 'Morte' is feminine, the preceding article was originally 'La,' but the whole name had come to be thought of as a compound phrase
and hence as masculine or neuter in gender.
And this, indeed, he often had in his mouth, or rather, according to the old phrase
, never more properly applied, at his fingers' ends.
You remember the phrase
which was the 'open sesame' of this chateau full of mystery?
It was my own phrase
, my pet, secret phrase
, my love phrase
He snatched the chalk with nervous, trembling fingers, and breaking it, wrote the initial letters of the following phrase
, "I have nothing to forget and to forgive; I have never ceased to love you.
In political practice, therefore, they join in all coercive measures against the working class; and in ordinary life, despite their high falutin phrases
, they stoop to pick up the golden apples dropped from the tree of industry, and to barter truth, love,and honour for traffic in wool, beetroot-sugar, and potato spirits.