Usage examples for idiom

  1. And it is possible that one may see substance in the idiom, so to speak, of the senses. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  2. " Like a dead man," she replied with a little laugh, translating the French idiom. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  3. Such compositions were not conceived in the instrumental idiom and must have floated in an exceedingly thin atmosphere when separated from text and the expressive nuances of the human tone. – Some Forerunners of Italian Opera by William James Henderson
  4. Instinctively he whispered as he spoke it, feeling like an actor in a play as he mouthed the ancient idiom, " I- I cannot understand. – The Tree of Life by Catherine Lucille Moore
  5. This is an idiom of the same kind, supposing morrow to mean originally morning: as, to night, to day. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. This language remained the literary idiom of the Jews to the tenth century. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  7. It ran through her speech in pricking idiom. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  8. One of the men who helped us with our luggage, after being paid according to agreement, asked, as is very customary with these people, for quelque chose pour boire; which Sir Arthur, not being very expert in the French idiom, understood literally. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. Some little careless idiom, or some word used in an improper sense? – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  10. As regards the Pahlavi idiom, of the people of the country of Ahwaz are the best. – Iranian Influence on Moslem Literature, Part I by M. Inostranzev
  11. The Pole, thus condemned, in the French idiom, " always to hold the dame," mechanically raised the arms he had previously dejected, and the police officer, with an approving nod of the head, said,- " Bon,! – Night and Morning, Volume 3 by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. No book was ever turned from one language into another, without imparting something of its native idiom; this is the most mischievous and comprehensive innovation. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. This singular fact well authenticated, will enable us to presume a similar conquest and custom, wherever we shall meet in America, with a peculiar female idiom. – The American Nations, Vol. I. by C. S. Rafinesque
  14. It is next to impossible for him to get any reliable information about his future son- in- law in a country where, as an American, he has few social relations, belongs to no club, and whose idiom is a sealed book to him. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  15. When the red man trespassed upon the peaceful trails of his enemy, he was, in an American idiom, " on the war- path." – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  16. " Sure you're welcome, miss," she said, not with a broad accent, but with a subdued trace of Irish in the inflection and idiom. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  17. This marriage was, in the vulgar idiom of to- day, a great thing for Columbus. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  18. There is an idiom in diplomacy, as well as in language, and one who treats so sensibly should not be ignorant of its phrases. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  19. 75 A Hebrew idiom, literally don't, knowing, we know? – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  20. Beyond four every number is called great; and should it happen to be very large, great great, which is an Italian idiom also. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench