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The word "catchwords" in example sentences

Let any one recall the catchwords, styled watchwords, of politics during the last ten or twenty years, and he will see how men are to be convinced. ❋ Unknown (1909)

Again, the earthquake that ensues on the opening of the sixth seal is one of the catchwords, that is, a link connecting chronologically this sixth seal with the sixth trumpet (Re 9: 13; 11: 13): compare also the seventh vial, Re 16: 17, 18. ❋ Unknown (1871)

And in these days he saw too clearly how those same intellectuals -- with catchwords, meaningless to nine-tenths of her people -- were breaking down, stone by stone, their mighty safeguard of ❋ Maud Diver (1906)

"When one thinks of Micawber always presenting himself in the same situation, moved with the same springs and uttering the same sounds, always confident of something turning up, always crushed and rebounding, always making punch -- and his wife always declaring she will never part from him, always referring to his talents and her family -- when one thinks of the 'catchwords' personified as characters, one is reminded of the frogs whose brains have been taken out for physiological purposes, and whose actions henceforth want the distinctive peculiarity of organic action, that of fluctuating spontaneity." ❋ John Forster (1844)

The catchwords "reform" and "progress" are not mere tricks which they use; the really believe them. ... ❋ Unknown (2009)

One research study found that most people use only the advertising catchwords on the front of the box “Low Fat!” ❋ M.D. James Beckerman (2011)

Her resignation speach contained many catchwords, but they were not used in context and were just strung together in phrases to make it sound like she was saying something important. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In exchange, the government promises to provide security and convenience, the two highly manipulative, siren-song catchwords of our modern age. ❋ John W. Whitehead (2011)

The point: continue to track context over catchwords. ❋ Charles R. Wolfe (2011)

Just a bunch of talking-point catchwords designed to put fear and negativity into the public mind. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Each report includes catchwords and a headnote, which summarises the judgments. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Anyhow, the tendency in popular and unconscious speech is quite obvious, in phrases and proverbs and rhymes and catchwords and a thousand things. ❋ M_francis (2008)

Just common sense is needed to prevent man from falling prey to illusory fantasies and empty catchwords. ❋ Unknown (2010)

There are two terms that will become the catchwords of 2010, and unfortunately they are neither sexting nor iPhone. ❋ Unknown (2010)

According to another theory, “Smart Alec” is one of several names, such as Clever Dick, used as catchwords to describe people who are conceited, self-opinionated or ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable. ❋ Rene Meertens (2010)

The businessmen believe that they are defending free enterprise when they declaim that business is not concerned merely with profit but also with promoting desirable social ends; that business has a social conscience and takes seriously its responsibilities for providing employment, eliminating discrimination, avoiding pollution and whatever else may be the catchwords of the contemporary crop of reformers. ❋ Unknown (2009)

His greatest complaint concerns the perpetual repetition of certain goals, slogans, and catchwords. ❋ Unknown (2009)

You cannot free your brother's spirit by half-baked 'progressive' catchwords or pious indoctrinations — no matter how well-intentioned — slipped into routine catch-penny thrillers and romances, written down to 'the morons.' ❋ Unknown (2007)

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