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Definition a characteristic language of a particular group
  • This sudden switch to the vernacular of feelings made Hema's lips tremble.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But, in the vernacular, she had accepted several rides from Steven Kemp, who was almost a stranger.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The plain-spoken marriage services of the vernacular Churches will no longer be abbreviated and half suppressed as indelicate.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • "Hidy, Miss Eggers," he said, tipping an imaginary hat and sliding into the southern West Virginia vernacular.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She could afford to slip into the vernacular became she had such eloquent command of English.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • In the vernacular, Dallas.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • She didn't know a thing so rucked in the vernacular could have such an epic quality.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Deo went to work at Partners In Health, becoming, in the organization's vernacular, a PIH-er.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Now, in medical school, I saw patients who'd frozen to death, in the vernacular, come back to life when they were warmed up.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Lancelot looked at Sir Carados, and said in the vernacular: "Will you put that fellow down, and fight with me instead?"
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Monsieur my brother, doth it please you that I shall explain in good French vernacular that Greek word which is written yonder on the wall?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • At present there is only vernacular education at Mau.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Sometimes, while the head sheds (that's SEAL vernacular for our senior commanders) were studying a specific target, we were kept on hold.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A Korean man, of his age, as part of the vernacular.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Kahaar relapsed into hedgerow vernacular.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Isn't it fascinating how these old tales make their way into the modern vernacular?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "Very well, then," said Ignatius Gallaher, "let us have another one as a deoc an doruis—that's good vernacular for a small whisky, I believe."
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I must speak in the vernacular, to be comprehended.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • I thought about him in that way, to borrow a phrase from the middle school vernacular.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • To him, Hunt was the janissary of a dead vernacular.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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