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Usage examples for colloquially

  1. Colloquially expressed, it raises the question in teaching, " What's the use?" – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  2. The minister remembered a stray hint somewhere that Mr. Gorringe was a money- lender- what was colloquially called a " note- shaver." – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  3. In addressing foreigners of rank colloquially the received rule is to address them by their individual titles without the addition of the surname to their titles. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  4. It is mostly used colloquially. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  5. The person who adopts " any presentiment, any extravagance as most in nature," is not commonly called a Transcendentalist, but is known colloquially as a " crank." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. Ah, said the healer, colloquially, I have seen a good many spirits of this kind in Ireland. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  7. But it was no antique spirit which looked out of those frank, fearless eyes, and it was a very modern and colloquially American greeting which she now gave to the astonished young people. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  8. It is loosely and colloquially used in application to what is pleasing, agreeable, delightful, good. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  9. The Teviot and Jed are the main arteries running through Roxburghshire, or Teviotdale, as was the ancient designation, colloquially Tividale and Tibbiedale. – In the Border Country by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  10. She conceived the impression that it must be so, and throughout the day she had an inexplicable unsweet pleasure in inciting him to argumentation and combating him, though she was compelled to admit that he had been colloquially charming antecedent to her naughty provocation; and though she was indebted to him for his patient decorum under the weary wave of the Reverend Mr. Brisk. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. And a long while ago a wise and charming woman had lamented to me the fact that all the generosity and attractiveness she met in men belonged to what were colloquially called drunks.... – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  12. " Since most decisions are hardly as momentous as the individual imagines," Professor Falabella continued, " and since the imagination of the average individual is very limited, many of these different planes- or, as they are colloquially known, space- time continuums- may exist in close, even tangential relationship." – The Doorway by Evelyn E. Smith
  13. Only for a short distance, however; Mayling Farm-" Giles's" as it is colloquially called- which is the first house you come to when you reach level ground again, being by no means low lying. – Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  14. To say that these objects are sacred to the Gods, like various herbs and stones and animals, is possible to sensible men, but to say that they are gods is the notion of madmen- except, perhaps, in the sense in which both the orb of the sun and the ray which comes from the orb are colloquially called 'the Sun'. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  15. The grammars of the two are entirely different, and it is possible to speak the language colloquially and yet not be able to read a newspaper, book, or letter; while, on the other hand, it is possible to know the written language thoroughly, and yet be unable to carry on a conversation with a Japanese. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
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