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  • s  characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    wrote her letters in a colloquial style

  • John's colloquial style of writing has won him many admirers.
  • When 'couple' is used in the sense of a 'few', especially in the first-person, it is probably a good usage colloquially.
  • Albert was more cheery and more colloquial, but his style was at times witless.
News & Articles

  • The Moving Finger Writes: Red Smith On Reggie Jackson's Historic Homers
    Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so well? "It's the same reason Shakespeare ages well," Dave Anderson, the Pulitzer ...
    June 10, 2013 - Deadspin
  • Many familiar sayings in the biblical book of Proverbs
    You know more of the Bible than you think you do, I often remark to my students. Phrases such as "As a dog returns to its own vomit" or "spare the rod and spoil the child" are well-known in English as colloquial proverbs.
    June 8, 2013 - Redlands Daily Facts
  • A Little Greedy, And Exactly Right: Red Smith On Secretariat
    Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so well? "It's the same reason Shakespeare ages well," Dave Anderson, the Pulitzer ...
    June 6, 2013 - Deadspin
Quotes

  • John Howard in FOXNews
    The community believes that police should have the capacity - to use colloquial language - to move people on who are a potential nuisance,Prime Minister John Howard said.
  • Pamela Munro in Los Angeles Times
    She (Ms Gillard) omitted to include that later in that interview I made a correction to my colloquial reference to 12 months to 11-and-a half months, 11-and-a-half months being the exact date the Rudd government was elected, and being the time at... Sophie Mirabella http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Mirabella&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGfQ4SUad83OBdtdxa4h5Go4OnohQ The Age http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.theage.com.au/national/oppn-wants-abc-learning-bailout-details-20081110-5l1z.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHMqkg5IZ7_g8yhAdU3joQO-ACrAA Nov 9, 2008 19496 27243 colloquial People in general are very creative and come up with lots of wonderful new words that may or may not catch on, and our goal is to capture the vivid, colloquial words and phrases associated with a specific subculture -- UCLA students," Munro...

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