Definition of Phrasy

1. inclined to use wordy phrases [adj PHRASIER, PHRASIEST]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phrasy

phrasemongers
phraseogram
phraseograms
phraseological
phraseologies
phraseologist
phraseologists
phraseology
phraser
phrasers
phrases
phrasier
phrasiest
phrasing
phrasings
phrasy (current term)
phratral
phratric
phratries
phratry
phreak
phreaked
phreaker
phreakers
phreaking
phreakings
phreaks
phreatic
phreatomagmatic
phreatophyte

Literary usage of Phrasy

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1. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1894)
"... object of worship rode superior to a morality puffing its phrasy trumpet. And, somehow, the sacrifice of an enormous number of women to Lord ..."

2. The Life of the Greeks and Romans: Described from Antique Monuments by Ernst Karl Guhl, W. Koner (1902)
"... called " phrasy- subject during the full or half figure, and Roman times, graves, or, if space per- t»?if. ..."

3. Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonck by Richard Wagner, Mathilde Wesendonck, William Ashton Ellis (1905)
"I am reading Liszt's Music of the Gipsies.* Rather too turgid and phrasy: still, the forcible portrayal of the Gipsy nature (unmistakably the ..."

4. Life of Richard Wagner by Carl Friedrich Glasenapp, William Ashton Ellis (1908)
"Rather too turgid and phrasy : still, the forcible portrayal of the Gipsy nature (unmistakably the ..."

5. Christian Life in the Primitive Church by Ernst von Dobschütz (1904)
"This is exemplified in the author of the Epistle of Barnabas, whose inordinate self-consciousness becomes only more evident under the phrasy formulas of ..."

6. Christian Life in the Primitive Church by Ernest von Dobschütz (1904)
"This is exemplified in the author of the Epistle of Barnabas, whose inordinate self-consciousness becomes only more evident under the phrasy formulas of ..."

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