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  • As Hogan notes in his history of the chain, Selling 'em by the Sack (1997), the founders of White Castle placed their grills in direct view of customers, claimed that fresh ground beef was delivered twice a day, chose a name with connotations of purity, and even sponsored an experiment at the University of Minnesota in which a medical student lived for thirteen weeks on "nothing but White Castle hamburgers and water."†   (source)
  • I originally called it "The Best Failure Award," but failure has so many negative connotations that students couldn't get past the word itself.†   (source)
  • They did not yet realize that such a blow had no more moral connotation than a nudge or a kick from an animal.†   (source)
  • I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn't have quite the same connotations.†   (source)
  • Further, in addition to its "back fence" connotation, its suggestion of illicit gossip, of thrilling revelation, there is also, in the "whisper," the assumption (on the part of the reader) that the teller is on the inside, knows something others do not, and is going to be generous with this privileged information.†   (source)
  • As in mastering a language, one had to learn not just the literal meanings of words but also their connotations, and to grasp those one had to know the politics and economic systems and histories of a place.†   (source)
  • The word "Catholic" obviously had a negative connotation for Pastor Falk.†   (source)
  • 'Partner' has a positive connotation."†   (source)
  • The Count of Connotation.†   (source)
  • But the guy had no sense of connotation in bed.†   (source)
  • I didn't even think before saying this, the connotation, what it would or wouldn't convey.†   (source)
  • Everything he did was to serve the Rodina (Motherland), a word that had mystical connotations to a Russian and, along with V. I. Lenin, was the Communist party's substitute for a godhead.†   (source)
  • True, there's a gold-rush connotation.†   (source)
  • The mind-reaction was beginning to set-tle in, slowing down his chain of thought by seeming to increase the connotations of every idea and every bit of sensory input.†   (source)
  • Thus the U.S. initials with a dual connotation.†   (source)
  • You could say, Wassup? to ask how somebody is, or the term phat, which has very positive connotations.†   (source)
  • Tom hummed a few bars of what was still known as Butterfield's Lullaby but which the army would later know as "Taps" and which now had no connotation of death, which simply meant rest for the night, rest after a long day in the dust and the sun, with the bugles blaring, and Joshua Chamberlain, listening, thought of the sound of Butterfield's Lullaby coming out of the dark, through a tent flap, with the campfires burning warm and red in the night, and Chamberlain thought: you can grow…†   (source)
  • Suddenly the word had a new and immediate connotation.†   (source)
  • I don't want to give it a larger connotation than it deserves, for Sophie and Nathan had fled faith.†   (source)
  • BROWN (Can't quite place the name but it has unpleasant connotations) Hombeck ….†   (source)
  • Evidently, crow-eating had connotations on the island which were literal as well as metaphorical.†   (source)
  • The word had connotations of dirt and slovenliness and dishonor.†   (source)
  • The liturgy also uses it in its later Russian connotation of lust' and Vice.'†   (source)
  • Long before talisman had magical connotations, it had another meaning—"completion."†   (source)
  • It was a new connotation to the word, a word that had meant many other things to my host.†   (source)
  • "Good work," added the Count of Connotation.†   (source)
  • Women have taken a term that had a negative connotation and made it positive.†   (source)
  • But Asherahhas similar connotations.†   (source)
  • Living off of beans is proper English, which brings with it the connotation of higher society, accepted standards, and the status quo.†   (source)
  • The way he looked carried so many powerful connotations that it stopped the normal process of thinking dead in its tracks.†   (source)
  • And I thought the problem is the language, I need to change languages, find a word that is pure word, without a lifetime of connotation and shading.†   (source)
  • Then her name was distorted by city people who introduced a connotation closer to their recent experiences.†   (source)
  • That isn't to say that I stopped connecting her with the highest and the best--taking her at her own word--with the courts of Europe, the Congress of Vienna, the splendor of family, and all kinds of profound and cultured things as hinted in her conduct and advertised in her speech--she'd call up connotations of the utmost importance, the imperial brown of Kaisers and rotogravures of capitals, the gloominess of deepest thought.†   (source)
  • When he came to New York, he was preceded by a small, private fame; a few trickles of rumor had seeped down from Harvard about an unusual person named Ellsworth Toohey; a few people, among the extreme intellectuals and the extremely wealthy, heard these rumors and promptly forgot what they heard, but remembered the name; it remained in their minds with a vague connotation of such things as brilliance, courage, idealism.†   (source)
  • The word (for "father" was not so much obscene as–with its connotation of something at one remove from the loathsomeness and moral obliquity of child-bearing–merely gross, a scatological rather than a pornographic impropriety); the comically smutty word relieved what had become a quite intolerable tension.†   (source)
  • Thus, the entire landscape, the whole physical background of his life, was now dappled by powerful prejudices of liking and distaste formed, God knows how, or by what intangible affinities of thought, feeling and connotation.†   (source)
  • …knew—whose names, garnered with blind toil from a thousand books, from Augustine, himself a name, to Jeremy Taylor, the English metaphysician, were brief evocations of scalded light, electric, phosphorescent, illuminating by their magic connotations the vast far depths of ritual and religion: They came—Bartholomew, Hilarius, Chrysostomos, Polycarp, Anthony, Jerome, and the forty martyrs of Cappadocia who walked the waves—coiled like their own green shadows for a moment, and were…†   (source)
  • —The connotation of the word, Stephen said, is rather vague.†   (source)
  • Lady Caroline answered him in short sentences spotted with the terminal "What?" the double-edged "Quite!" the depressing "Cheerio!" that always had a connotation of imminent peril, but Dick appeared oblivious to the warning signals.†   (source)
  • And in these men, in the thick of whom Swann now found himself packed, there was nothing (even to the monocle which many of them wore, and which, previously, would, at the most, have enabled Swann to say that so-and-so wore a monocle) which, no longer restricted to the general connotation of a habit, the same in all of them, did not now strike him with a sense of individuality in each.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, it was better out there, incomparably more comfortable, by any criterion the most agreeable state of affairs that Hans Castorp could remember ever having tried out—a judgment from which he could not be dissuaded by some writer and Carbonaro who made malicious remarks with snide connotations about the "horizontal life."†   (source)
  • "The young man," he indicated the secretary with his thumb, and said young man as one says bell-boy, with no implication of youth, "has the usual muddled connotation of all popular words."†   (source)
  • They had been diverted from their hereditary connotation to signify impressions for which Nature did not intend them.†   (source)
  • 301), and need have no special connotation here.†   (source)
  • The connotation colors the whole poem if we compare the use of menis to describe Demeter's anger at the loss of her daughter Persephone in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Akhilleus' story then seems ultimately to be based oil another tale of anger, a cosmic wrath at another rape that explained the annual devastation of the earth we know as the seasons.†   (source)
  • As for /bug/, he restricts its use very rigidly to the /Cimex lectularius/, or common bed-bug, and hence the word has a highly impolite connotation.†   (source)
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