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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 368.00
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second... more...
- McGraw-Hill 2000; US$ 8.00
This includes more than 1,800 of the most frequently used idioms in contemporary British English, each with at least two example sentences. Compiled with non-native speakers in mind, the entire collection is compressed into a pocket-size edition. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases,... more...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 77.00
Rather than presenting a reverse list of words in endless sequence and strictly alphabetical order, this Reverse English Dictionary considers the structure and formation of words, grouping them together in sections and subdivisions. This way of looking at words from behind and comparing similar word endings reveals new and unaccustomed aspects of the... more...
- Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
Thousands of overused words and phrases?and alternatives to them?are compiled in this ultimate writer?s reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content and replace it with crisp, concise prose. Entertaining examples of poor vocabulary make for great browsing while specific clichés and sharper options... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 16.00
Your panacea for lackluster language Words like interesting and nice are so commonly used they?ve lost their impact. This book provides you with more than 3,000 powerful alternatives to tired words and helps you build a stronger vocabulary in the process. Armed with vibrant new words, you can precisely and eloquently express exactly what... more...