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  • The cozy jargon of Cecilia's Cambridge—the Halls, the Maids' Dancing, the Little-Go, and all the self-adoring slumming, the knickers drying before the electric fire and two to a hairbrush—made Emily Tallis a little cross, though not remotely jealous.†   (source)
  • "Daemon" is an old piece of jargon from the UNIX operating system, where it referred to a piece of low-level utility software, a fundamental part of the operating system.†   (source)
  • But the deus ex machina , sometimes known in the technical jargon as 'the old parachute-under-theairplaneseat trick', finally went out of vogue around the year 1700.†   (source)
  • Thus it was discovered that Jose Arcadio Buendia's devilish jargon was Latin.†   (source)
  • "Listen to that jargon," the second one countered, rolling her eyes.†   (source)
  • I despise this modern jargon.†   (source)
  • There were no standards for him because he could not accept the definitions, the hideously mechanical jargon of the age.†   (source)
  • The Army's animal-care technicians are classified 91-T, which in Army jargon becomes 91-Tango.†   (source)
  • The Shock Shop, Mr. McMurphy, is jargon for the EST machine, the Electro Shock Therapy.†   (source)
  • Atlanta—the Imperial City of the KKK's Invisible Empire, in Klan jargon—was also home to Stetson Kennedy, a thirty-year-old man with the bloodlines of a Klansman but a temperament that ran opposite.†   (source)
  • Technical jargon from another dark age.†   (source)
  • He has to because in your crazy jargon they were 'secure,' and in his crazy frame of mind he'll return to them because he knows they're secure.†   (source)
  • The whole business seemed to many of them merely a new and pretentious jargon of weasel concepts.†   (source)
  • There's not a lot of jargon.†   (source)
  • With all of their noisy devotion to the age of science, their hysterically technological jargon, their cyclotrons, their sound rays, these men were moved forward, not by the image of an industrial skyline, but by the vision of that form of existence which the industrialists had swept away-the vision of a fat, unhygienic rajah of India, with vacant eyes staring in indolent stupor out of stagnant layers of flesh, with nothing to do but ru†   (source)
  • No more of this Southern jargon between you and me!†   (source)
  • If he kept out of major trouble while confined, he could usually evade most of even that mild punishment, be given probation — 'paroled' in the jargon of the times.†   (source)
  • Take the common American expression come clean, to tell or confess everything, which originated in cant, or underworld jargon, and emerged as common slang in the 1920s.†   (source)
  • The first two articles were so dry, however, so full of investment and accounting jargon, that the reward quickly began to seem like punishment.†   (source)
  • He liked to use the latest jargon, or what he thought was the latest, ten Jour good buddy, groovy, light my fire, yeah, I can't believe I ate the whole thing, and the devil made me do it; he did a high five to every black student he saw, lifting his puny little fist symbolically.†   (source)
  • The only difference is that it's brought gloriously up to date with a lot of jargon about complexes and repressions and sublimations that the writer brought home from his analyst's.†   (source)
  • I'm not up on Air Force codes and jargon.†   (source)
  • The term operations was jargon, but it meant field work.   (source)
    jargon = words or expressions commonly used in a particular field but not elsewhere
  • Prayers and garbled bits of jargon flew from her lips.†   (source)
  • He knew the correct surveillance jargon: They had reacquired him on the beach.†   (source)
  • You're becoming very sophisticated in the jargon.†   (source)
  • D. W. is military jargon but the idea is simple: If you have l0,000 soldiers, how many fight?†   (source)
  • He noted how quickly you picked up the jargon of the post-Day age.†   (source)
  • She mounted him and took control of all of him for all of her, absorbed in herself, her eyes closed, gauging the situation in her absolute inner darkness, advancing here, retreating there, correcting her invisible route, trying another, more intense path, another means of proceeding without drowning in the slimy marsh that flowed from her womb, droning like a horsefly as she asked herself questions and answered in her native jargon; where was that something in the shadows that only she knew about and that she longed for just for herself, until she succumbed without waiting for anybody, she fell alone into her abyss with a jubilant explosion of total victory that made the world tremble.†   (source)
  • The crewmen at their separate stations went through the standard hundred-headed procedure, the gunner floating alone in the tail turret at the end of a crawlway, the EW officer shoehorned into a cubicle at the rear of the upper deck, and down in the squat black hole Louis Bakey let a yawn come rolling out and looked at the panels, switches and monitors that encased him in a more or less total monopoly of avionic jargon and he half nudged the navigator pressed in next to him.†   (source)
  • These several histories were camouflaged in the jargon which, wave upon wave, rolled through the bar; were locked in a silence like the silence glaciers.†   (source)
  • Please spare me that crypto-jargon.†   (source)
  • Surfboarding begat skateboarding, which begat snowboarding, and each new sport begat its own new slang and jargon.†   (source)
  • Now, Mo isn't familiar with criminal jargon, certainly not to the point where he would automatically make a connection, but the connection's there.†   (source)
  • We are endlessly creative, and that innovation in all fields constantly generates fresh language, considered slang or jargon when new, but soon made respectable or it disappears.†   (source)
  • Not only is surfer talk evolving, like every form of specialized slang or jargon, but surfers are as much influenced by other features of the California dialect as Valley Girl talk is by surfers.†   (source)
  • especially if these happened to be black, Hispanic, and, later on, female or homosexual; (3) the introduction by more and more incompetent English teachers, products of the new system ...of ever fancier techniques of not teaching English, for which, if the methods involved new technologies and were couched in the appropriately impenetrable jargon, grants could readily be obtained; and (4) television—the non-language and aboriginal grammar of commercials, commentators, sports announcers, athletes, assorted celebrities, and just about everyone on that word-mongering and word-mangling medium, that sucks in victims far more perniciously than radio ever did.†   (source)
  • "Milady wife beloved ....sprite elemental of the Singing Waters—" Nevian is more useful than the jargon they talk on Center.†   (source)
  • For instance, beauty is described as the sense of relief experienced by 'living tissue'—that's jargon for mind and soul—when it's able to adjust present experience and remembered attitudes, in other words, is able to stop worrying.†   (source)
  • It is a phrase, one of the few, that translates exactly into Centrist jargon—and means exactly the same.†   (source)
  • Dan hypnotized them again and again until he had only to speak a few sentences, in the jargon of the hypnotist, snap his fingers, and they would fall into malleable trance.†   (source)
  • Each cage was labeled in some indecipherable scientific jargon.†   (source)
  • "Hm," said the A.C..."That's the jargon that's talked nowadays.†   (source)
  • Nor will I have undraped models all over the house, nor critics with their horrible jargon.†   (source)
  • He tried to explain; a thick jargon broke from his lips.†   (source)
  • They were—are, perhaps, still— part of the glib jargon of pedants.†   (source)
  • He had become inarticulate; his voice went off into a speechless jargon.†   (source)
  • But our most popular prophets were undoubtedly those who in an apocalyptic jargon had announced sequences of events, any one of which might be construed as applicable to the present state of affairs and was abstruse enough to admit of almost any interpretation.†   (source)
  • (v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent†   (source)
  • He hated the jargon of the profession, which she had picked up somewhere long before, and which she used constantly with such satisfaction—smacking her lips as she spoke of "transients," or of "drumming up trade."†   (source)
  • She could not follow the ugly academic jargon, that rattled itself off so glibly, but said to herself that she saw now why going to the circus had knocked him off his perch, poor little man, and why he came out, instantly, with all that about his father and mother and brothers and sisters, and she would see to it that they didn't laugh at him any more; she would tell Prue about it.†   (source)
  • This is neurotic, I know—excuse the jargon—but to be not neurotic is to adjust to what they call the reality situation.†   (source)
  • Sometimes on these occasions his speech would be made up of some weird jargon of Biblical phrases and quotations and allusions, of which he seemed to have hundreds, and which he wove together in the strange pattern of his emotion in a sequence that was meaningless to them but to which he himself had the coherent clue.†   (source)
  • Then he pulled the speakwrite towards him and rapped out a message in the hybrid jargon of the Ministries: 'Items one comma five comma seven approved fullwise stop suggestion contained item six doubleplus ridiculous verging crimethink cancel stop unproceed constructionwise antegetting plusfull estimates machinery overheads stop end message.'†   (source)
  • [Note 1, below] The jargon peculiar to Marxist writing (HYENA, HANGMAN, CANNIBAL, PETTY BOURGEOIS, THESE GENTRY, LACKEY, FLUNKEY, MAD DOG, WHITE GUARD, etc.) consists largely of words and phrases translated from Russian, German or French; but the normal way of coining a new word is to use a Latin or Greek root with the appropriate affix and, where necessary, the '—ize' formation†   (source)
  • At first he wouldn't have anything to do with Sebastian; spouted all the official jargon about the rebirth of his country, and his belonging to his country, and finding self-realization in the life of the race.†   (source)
  • I'd laugh out loud at his mixture of pompousness and revolutionist's jargon and his amended Tennessee accent.†   (source)
  • When one critic writes, "The outstanding feature of Mr. X's work is its living quality," while another writes, "The immediately striking thing about Mr. X's work is its peculiar deadness," the reader accepts this as a simple difference of opinion If words like BLACK and WHITE were involved, instead of the jargon words DEAD and LIVING, he would see at once that language was being used in an improper way.†   (source)
  • I knew what she meant, and in that moment felt as though I had shaken off some of the dust and grit of ten dry years; then and always, however she spoke to me, in half sentences, single words, stock phrases of contemporary jargon, in scarcely perceptible movements of eyes or lips or hands, however inexpressible her thought, however quick and far it had glanced from the matter in hand, however deep it had plunged, as it often did, straight from the surface to the depths, I knew; even that day when I still stood on the extreme verge of love, I knew what she meant.†   (source)
  • The grocer was an old Jew who muttered jargon into a rabbi's beard as if saying a spell against Dybbuks.†   (source)
  • He spoke obediently, indifferently, the hard bright mail of his mind undinted by the jargon: within, the Other One, who had no speech, saw.†   (source)
  • Gravely, earnestly, he wrestled with his soul, mouthing with gusto the inspiring jargon of the crusade.†   (source)
  • He had not even names for the objects around him: he probably defined them for himself by some jargon, reinforced by some mangling of the speech that roared about him, to which he listened intently day after day, realizing that his first escape must come through language.†   (source)
  • Then, as his mind picked its way slowly through the glib jargon of the law, he saw that the paper was an acknowledgment that he had already received the sum of five thousand dollars in consideration of college fees and expenses.†   (source)
  • And Eugene noted, with the old baffling shame again, as this cheap tableau of self-conscious, robust, and raucously aggressive boyhood was posed, that, for all the mouthing of phrases, the jargon about fair play and sportsmanship, the weaker, at Leonard's, was the legitimate prey of the stronger.†   (source)
  • MADAME PACE is supposed to talk in a jargon half Italian, half English.†   (source)
  • And what, to use the jargon of criminology, had put the weapon in young Sand's hand?†   (source)
  • He used the jargon of the studios with overpowering effect.†   (source)
  • And when his uncle asked him what he meant, the nephew replied, "Jargon.†   (source)
  • Wavering between laughter and tears, he added, "You can't expect me to understand your jargon.†   (source)
  • "That's just the jargon of the courts," Razumihin put in.†   (source)
  • He replied in a jargon I did not comprehend.†   (source)
  • Only think that under this jargon there may lie concealed the clue to some great discovery!†   (source)
  • Death of my soul, I have had enough of your other jargon.†   (source)
  • I got through some jargon to the effect that I took the liberty of doubting that.†   (source)
  • But now he can only whisper, and what he whispers sounds like what it is—mere jumble and jargon.†   (source)
  • One might make use of their jargon to put new soles on their old shoes.†   (source)
  • It was one of those blind alleys, which the special jargon terms branches.†   (source)
  • It is doubtful whether he could have bought a drink or asked the way to the Kursaal in either language, but he understood the universal Hellenistic scientific jargon, and he pawed through the heavy books, rubbing his eyes, which were filled with salty fire.†   (source)
  • With that he faced the chief and spoke rapidly in the Mexican jargon Madeline had always found so difficult to translate.†   (source)
  • Had he felt the need of an implicit faith amid the welter of sectarianism and the jargon of its turbulent schisms, six principle men, peculiar people, seed and snake baptists, supralapsarian dogmatists?†   (source)
  • It was hard to tell, with all this strange legal jargon, words he had never heard before; but was not this plain—"the party of the first part hereby covenants and agrees to rent to the said party of the second part!"†   (source)
  • The thought of the ridicule struck deeper than any other sensation: Lily knew every turn of the allusive jargon which could flay its victims without the shedding of blood.†   (source)
  • The other would bay from the stern through the rain—couldn't see him—couldn't make it out—some of his filthy jargon.†   (source)
  • I very nearly acquired the jargon at Silverton's age, and I know how names can alter the colour of beliefs.†   (source)
  • Yet as he prowled in quest of that call, his senses, stultified only by his desire, would note keenly all that wounded or shamed them; his eyes, a ring of porter froth on a clothless table or a photograph of two soldiers standing to attention or a gaudy playbill; his ears, the drawling jargon of greeting: —Hello, Bertie, any good in your mind?†   (source)
  • The skipper presented an unmoved breadth of back: it was the renegade's trick to appear pointedly unaware of your existence unless it suited his purpose to turn at you with a devouring glare before he let loose a torrent of foamy, abusive jargon that came like a gush from a sewer.†   (source)
  • people could do only poorly or not at all—could do nothing else, understood absolutely nothing about the world, and remained a Latin windbag, a master of speech, who left real life to honest folk, which was why he had also turned politics into a bag of wind, full of rhetoric and beautiful literature, called radicalism and democracy in party jargon, and so on and so forth.†   (source)
  • In his jargon, they were dealing with biopsychic projections of subconscious complexes into the objective world, processes whose source one should attribute to the medium, a person whose constitution was in a somnambulant state; one might speak of such events as objectified dreams to the extent that they demonstrated an ideoplastic capability in nature— the capacity of thoughts, under certain conditions, to assume substance and thus reveal themselves in ephemeral reality.†   (source)
  • And in high spirits, employing his special jargon, he began to describe how blood—turned crimson as an opera cape from respiration and digestion, saturated with gases, laden with the slag of waste, brewed out of fat, protein, iron, salt, and sugar, forced through arteries at a temperature of 98.6 degrees by the pumping heart, and keeping both metabolism and animal warmth, in a word, sweet lif†   (source)
  • Bending back from the steam eddying up from the punch bowl, he let the brown liquid—a sugary arrack punch—fall in long arcs from the ladle into the glasses held out to receive it, gushing the whole time in his high-spirited jargon, so that the process was greeted by salvos of laughter all around.†   (source)
  • In its fraternity jargon and cadence, medical authority had announced the true cause for the waywardness of Hans Castorp's body temperature and offered its scientific opinion that the cause would not be difficult to overcome and that a cure and authorized release back to the flatlands suddenly loomed ahead in the near future.†   (source)
  • He pronounced them to perfection with genuine Parisian chic, and at the same time he said 'si j'aurais' for 'si j'avais,' '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.'†   (source)
  • Besides these Dervishes, were other three who had rushed into another sect, which mended matters with a jargon about "the Centre of Truth:" holding that Man had got out of the Centre of Truth—which did not need much demonstration—but had not got out of the Circumference, and that he was to be kept from flying out of the Circumference, and was even to be shoved back into the Centre, by fasting and seeing of spirits.†   (source)
  • their prescriptive right of carrying their victims through the routine regularly laid down, and as regularly followed by them, but dragged the unconscious visitor to the various objects with a pertinacity that admitted of no appeal, beginning, as a matter of course, with the Lions' Den, and finishing with Caesar's "Podium,"), to escape a jargon and mechanical survey of the wonders by which he was surrounded, Franz ascended a half-dilapidated staircase, and, leaving them to follow their monotonous round, seated himself at the foot of a column, and immediately opposite a large aperture, which permitted him to enjoy a full and undisturbed view of the gigantic dimensions of the majesti†   (source)
  • Amid the jargon of Indian dialects that he now plainly heard, it was easy to distinguish not only words, but sentences, in the patois of the Canadas.†   (source)
  • All competitors will be admitted, and the prizes will be a silver-mounted powder horn, a leathern flask ditto," reading from a piece of paper, "as I see by the professional jargon of this bill, and a silk calash for a lady.†   (source)
  • With much jargon they sauntered this way and that, all the time gradually approaching the pillar by which Ben-Hur was standing.†   (source)
  • This they would sing, as a chorus, to words which to many would seem unmeaning jargon, but which, nevertheless, were full of meaning to themselves.†   (source)
  • It is a fact, that in a fortnight, and after three dinners in general society, this young woman had got up the genteel jargon so well, that a native could not speak it better; and it was only from her French being so good, that you could know she was not a born woman of fashion.†   (source)
  • Fantine mingled in the group, and began to laugh with the rest at the harangue, which contained slang for the populace and jargon for respectable people.†   (source)
  • How is it possible to extort a meaning from all this jargon about 'devil's seats,' 'death's heads,' and 'bishop's hotels?'†   (source)
  • Hence, the "public prosecution" satisfied, as the bigwigs of the law still express it in their jargon, the turn came of a thousand private vengeances.†   (source)
  • Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Death, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon, and Spinach.†   (source)
  • It is too possible that to some of my readers Methodism may mean nothing more than low-pitched gables up dingy streets, sleek grocers, sponging preachers, and hypocritical jargon—elements which are regarded as an exhaustive analysis of Methodism in many fashionable quarters.†   (source)
  • "What doubt can you have of the Creator when you behold His creation?" the priest went on in the rapid customary jargon.†   (source)
  • It was a strange jargon—the Lord's Prayer repeated backwards—the incantation usual in proceedings for obtaining unhallowed assistance against an enemy.†   (source)
  • By dint of striving after a mode of parlance different from the vulgar, they will arrive at a sort of aristocratic jargon, which is hardly less remote from pure language than is the coarse dialect of the people.†   (source)
  • She began muttering, — "The flame flickers in the eye; the eye shines like dew; it looks soft and full of feeling; it smiles at my jargon: it is susceptible; impression follows impression through its clear sphere; where it ceases to smile, it is sad; an unconscious lassitude weighs on the lid: that signifies melancholy resulting from loneliness.†   (source)
  • "Thou dost well, De Bracy," said Front-de-Boeuf, "to stand there listening to a fool's jargon, when destruction is gaping for us!†   (source)
  • It is expressed again in legal jargon, that is to say, with a too obvious display of the aim, and with a very naive eagerness.†   (source)
  • "Vagabond, Aesopus certainly was; Homerus was a beggar; Mercurius was a thief—" Clopin interrupted him: "I believe that you are trying to blarney us with your jargon.†   (source)
  • They complain not only that the Americans have brought into use a number of new words—the difference and the distance between the two countries might suffice to explain that much—but that these new words are more especially taken from the jargon of parties, the mechanical arts, or the language of trade.†   (source)
  • You must give 'em your jargon, major; and say that we have shut the evil spirit in the cave, and are taking the woman to the woods in order to find strengthening roots.†   (source)
  • I can wind my horn, though I call not the blast either a 'recheate' or a 'morte'—I can cheer my dogs on the prey, and I can flay and quarter the animal when it is brought down, without using the newfangled jargon of 'curee, arbor, nombles', and all the babble of the fabulous Sir Tristrem.†   (source)
  • There was also Hebrew jargon, of which Jehan, who as yet knew but little Greek, understood nothing; and all were traversed in every direction by stars, by figures of men or animals, and by intersecting triangles; and this contributed not a little to make the scrawled wall of the cell resemble a sheet of paper over which a monkey had drawn back and forth a pen filled with ink.†   (source)
  • With Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Death, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon, and Spinach!†   (source)
  • "By the crook of St Dunstan," said that worthy ecclesiastic, "which hath brought more sheep within the sheepfold than the crook of e'er another saint in Paradise, I swear that I cannot expound unto you this jargon, which, whether it be French or Arabic, is beyond my guess."†   (source)
  • This had given her, when very young, and even a little later, a sort of pensive attitude towards her husband, a scamp of a certain depth, a ruffian lettered to the extent of the grammar, coarse and fine at one and the same time, but, so far as sentimentalism was concerned, given to the perusal of Pigault-Lebrun, and "in what concerns the sex," as he said in his jargon—a downright, unmitigated lout.†   (source)
  • "I know you not, sir," said the lady, drawing herself up with all the pride of offended rank and beauty; "I know you not—and the insolent familiarity with which you apply to me the jargon of a troubadour, forms no apology for the violence of a robber."†   (source)
  • It was by one of these wretches, a Spanish straggler who spoke French, that the Marquis of Fervacques, deceived by his Picard jargon, and taking him for one of our own men, was traitorously slain and robbed on the battle-field itself, in the course of the night which followed the victory of Cerisoles.†   (source)
  • Conrade was better acquainted (perhaps by practice) with the jargon of gallantry, than was his Superior; and he expounded the passage which embarrassed the Grand Master, to be a sort of language used by worldly men towards those whom they loved 'par amours'; but the explanation did not satisfy the bigoted Beaumanoir.†   (source)
  • "It is very true," said Marianne, "that admiration of landscape scenery is become a mere jargon.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Sometimes a-dropping from the sky
    I heard the sky-lark sing;
    Sometimes all little birds that are,
    How they seemed to fill the sea and air
    With their sweet jargoning!†   (source)
  • Yes, those were noble names on the dusky flyleaf and, even for so poor a Latinist as he, the dusky verses were as fragrant as though they had lain all those years in myrtle and lavender and vervain; but yet it wounded him to think that he would never be but a shy guest at the feast of the world's culture and that the monkish learning, in terms of which he was striving to forge out an esthetic philosophy, was held no higher by the age he lived in than the subtle and curious jargons of heraldry and falconry.†   (source)
  • And the little cries, the pursuits through the grass, the waists embraced on the fly, those jargons which are melodies, those adorations which burst forth in the manner of pronouncing a syllable, those cherries torn from one mouth by another,—all this blazes forth and takes its place among the celestial glories.†   (source)
  • As Burt would put it, mocking the euphemisms of educational jargon, I'm exceptional—a democratic term used to avoid the damning labels of gifted and deprived (which used to mean bright and retarded) and as soon as exceptional begins to mean anything to anyone they'll change it.†   (source)
  • / the chapter, Interlude: On Jargon, in Quiller-Couch's On the Art of Writing; New York, 1916.†   (source)
  • We, too, of course, have our occasional practitioners of the authentic English Jargon; in the late Grover Cleveland we produced an acknowledged master of it.†   (source)
  • Curiously enough, large parts of the learned critic's book are written in the very Jargon he attacks.†   (source)
  • A glance through the native criticism of the time will show how ardently even the most uncompromising patriots imitated the Johnsonian jargon then fashionable in England.†   (source)
  • The great majority of our newspapers, including all those of large circulation, are chiefly written, as one observer says, "not in English, but in a strange jargon of words that would have made Addison or Milton shudder in despair."†   (source)
  • Just as the American rebels instinctively against such parliamentary circumlocutions as "I am not prepared to say" and "so much by way of being,"[62] just as he would fret under the forms of English journalism, with its reporting empty of drama, its third-person smothering of speeches and its complex and unintelligible jargon,[63] just so, in his daily speech and writing he chooses terseness and vividness whenever there is any choice, and seeks to make one when it doesn't exist.†   (source)
  • In place of the old loose-footedness there is set up a preciosity which, in one direction, takes the form of unyielding affectations in the spoken language, and in another form shows itself in the heavy Johnsonese of current English writing—the Jargon denounced by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in his Cambridge lectures.†   (source)
  • The law of nature is a jargon of words, which means nothing.†   (source)
  • He was all coltish, full of ragerie * *wantonness
    And full of jargon as a flecked pie.†   (source)
  • Now this is the normal jargon of your kind.†   (source)
  • Your jargon of turneps and Hanover rats is to me perfectly unintelligible.†   (source)
  • "Do not despair," said he to the disconsolate Candide, "I understand a little of the jargon of these people, I will speak to them."†   (source)
  • It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.†   (source)
  • The goatherds did not understand this jargon about squires and knights-errant, and all they did was to eat in silence and stare at their guests, who with great elegance and appetite were stowing away pieces as big as one's fist.†   (source)
  • Sitting upon my throne of augury, As is my wont, where every fowl of heaven Find harborage, upon mine ears was borne A jargon strange of twitterings, hoots, and screams; So knew I that each bird at the other tare With bloody talons, for the whirr of wings Could signify naught else.†   (source)
  • From these Metaphysiques, which are mingled with the Scripture to make Schoole Divinity, wee are told, there be in the world certaine Essences separated from Bodies, which they call Abstract Essences, and Substantiall Formes: For the Interpreting of which Jargon, there is need of somewhat more than ordinary attention in this place.†   (source)
  • The jargon which followed for some minutes, where many spoke different things at the same time, as it would be very difficult to describe, so would it be no less unpleasant to read.†   (source)
  • She talked to him for what seemed a long while and she talked about this and she talked about that and it was only words, like the words he had heard once in a nursery at a friend's house, a two-year-old child building word patterns, talking jargon, making pretty sounds in the air.   (source)
    jargon = words not known to most people
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  • Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church.   (source)
    jargon = nonsensical use of words.
  • But, as I said before, it is jargon, not reason, you must rely on.   (source)
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