Definition of Phrasemongers
1. phrasemonger [n] - See also: phrasemonger
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Literary usage of Phrasemongers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (1896)
"... they set a company of holy hair-splitters and phrasemongers to work to find out if the soldier was sound in her piety and had no doctrinal leaks. ..."
2. "The Kingdom of God is Within You": Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion by Leo Tolstoy, Constance Black Garnett (1894)
"All discussion of the possibility of establishing peace instead of everlasting war, is the pernicious sentimentality of phrasemongers. ..."
3. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"... military commission to find out if this valorous little soldier could win victories, they set a company of holy hair-splitters and phrasemongers to work ..."
4. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"... for his ardent admiration for primitive strength of character naturally involved contempt for phrasemongers. Such a play as Les Me'contents, ..."
5. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"... loose and wordy phrases, and generally making himself disagreeable to self-complacent phrasemongers. He succeeded in irritating, if not in convincing. ..."