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Definition specialized terminology characteristic of a particular group such as doctors or thieves
  • And what, to use the jargon of criminology, had put the weapon in young Sand's hand?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This is neurotic, I know—excuse the jargon—but to be not neurotic is to adjust to what they call the reality situation.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • (v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Death of my soul, I have had enough of your other jargon.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • How is it possible to extort a meaning from all this jargon about 'devil's seats,'
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • I despise this modern jargon.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The air was soon thick with jargon and code.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The whole business seemed to many of them merely a new and pretentious jargon of weasel concepts.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "Hm," said the A.C... "That's the jargon that's talked nowadays.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Each cage was labeled in some indecipherable scientific jargon.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • It was a strange jargon—the Lord's Prayer repeated backwards—the incantation usual in proceedings for obtaining unhallowed assistance against an enemy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Nevian is more useful than the jargon they talk on Center.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The Army's animal-care technicians are classified 91-T, which in Army jargon becomes 91-Tango.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • I'm not up on Air Force codes and jargon.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I'm no fan of the latest French theory or of jargon of any stripe, but sometimes we really can't do without it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • With much jargon they sauntered this way and that, all the time gradually approaching the pillar by which Ben-Hur was standing.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • MADAME PACE is supposed to talk in a jargon half Italian, half English.
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • " "Thou dost well, De Bracy," said Front-de-Boeuf, "to stand there listening to a fool's jargon, when destruction is gaping for us!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • There's not a lot of jargon.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • "What doubt can you have of the Creator when you behold His creation?" the priest went on in the rapid customary jargon.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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