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Definition of "manner of speaking" []

  • The characteristic style or manner that a person uses to express himself orally. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "manner of speaking" in a sentence
  • "Some think that this saying of Jesus to be the Lord is to be restrained unto the manner of speaking afterward insisted on; [5] for the apostle in the following verses treateth of those extraordinary gifts which many in that church were then endowed withal."
  • "Fisher-folk in a manner of speaking — her father never did a stroke of work if he could help it."
  • "His manner of speaking was rather slow than otherwise, and perfectly distinct; he waited with great patience and kindness for my answers to his questions, and a reference to Count Bertrand was necessary only once during the whole conversation."