Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases

a practical handbook of pertinent expressions, striking similes, literary, commercial, conversational, and oratorical terms , for the embellishment of speech and literature, and the improvement of the vocabulary of those persons who read, write, and speak english.

by grenville kleiser.

“Reddening dawn…”

—   From Chapter I, Useful Phrases

“Recurring doubt…”

—   From Chapter I, Useful Phrases

“Effluent, radiating, and fructifying…”

—   From Chapter III, Felicitous Phrases

“Satiety, surfeit, and tedium…”

—   From Chapter III, Felicitous Phrases

“Well-proportioned, logical, and sane…”

—   From Chapter III, Felicitous Phrases

“Obsequious, cringing, fawning, and servile…”

—   From Chapter IV, Impressive Phrases

“Anchor of moderation…”

—   From Chapter V, Prepositional Phrases

“Narrowed by custom…”

—   From Chapter V, Prepositional Phrases

“May I ask you to do us a great favor by…”

—   From Chapter VI, Business Phrases

“We take the liberty of writing to you…”

—   From Chapter VI, Business Phrases

“Submission to an implied rebuke…”

—   From Chapter VII, Literary Expressions

“The swelling tide of memory…”

—   From Chapter VII, Literary Expressions

“Odorous as all Arabia”

—   From Chapter XIII, Striking Simile

“White as a ghost from darkness…”

—   From Chapter XIII, Striking Similes

“Words were flashing like brilliant birds through the boughs overhead…”

—   From Chapter XIII, Striking Similes