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jargon
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.
  • "It is very true," said Marianne, "that admiration of landscape scenery is become a mere jargon.

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  • I’ve been home since Saturday now, and since Saturday I’ve heard a great deal of talk about mongrelizin’ the race, and it’s led me to wonder if that’s not rather an unfortunate phrase, and if probably it should be discarded from Southern jargon these days.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • (absolument) in the sense of ’absolutely,’ expressed himself, in fact, in that Great Russo-French jargon which the French ridicule so when they have no reason for assuring us that we speak French like angels, (comme des anges.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons

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