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Word: euphemism

Definition: mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic


Sentences Containing 'euphemism'

A euphemism is "Plumas verdes" (green feathers).
ExtenZe is a herbal nutritional supplement claiming to promote "natural male enhancement", which suggests a euphemism for penis enlargement.
For they were not murdered by a regime that murders political opponents under the euphemism of 'targeted assassinations.'” In a September 2012 article, he declared that Britain, as the original “Mandatory Power” governing what is now Israel under a League of Nations mandate, had violated a “sacred” obligation to Palestinians by supporting Israel over the decades and that the “jury is still out on the question whether Israel acted in self-defence or as an aggressor” in the Six-Day War.
Giving up the ghost is a euphemism for death.
However, television commercials make few definitive claims, employing suggestion and euphemism or promising an "improved" or "arousing" sexual experience.
In Chilean and Peruvian Spanish the word "hue'ón" (from "huevón", from "huevo", a euphemism for testicle) is often used when referring to unspecified individuals or friends in a casual context.
In Greek, "nympholepsy" ("seizure by the nymphs") was primarily "a heightening of awareness and elevated verbal skills" resulting from the influence of the nymphs on an individual. The term also meant a physical snatching or abduction of a person by the nymphs, as in the myth of Hylas, and by extension became a euphemism or metaphor for death, as evidenced by both Greek and Roman epitaphs.
It can also be used as a euphemism in place of a verb; "Şey yapmak istemedim" ("I didn't want to 'thing'") can mean "I didn't want to make an issue out of it."
On large shrimp, the "blood vein" (a euphemism for the ventral nerve cord) along the inner curve of the shrimp's body is typically removed as well.
One in ten officers and one in thirty enlisted men were said to have been "liaison agents", the euphemism for an informer.
Removing the "sand vein" (a euphemism for the digestive tract) is referred to as "deveining".
Some writers and intellectuals have argued that criticism of neoconservatism is often a euphemism for criticism of Jews, and that the term has been adopted by independents and the political left to stigmatize endorsement of Israel.
The title, from the album's title track, is a double entendre that combines and confuses the idiom "make like the wind blow" (i.e. "go away") with "breakwind" (a euphemism for flatulence), and samples the classical guitar piece Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
Their relatives were told that all of them were sentences to ten years without the right to correspond, which was a euphemism for the death sentence.
They encircled it with several rings of barbed wire turning it into what they referred to as "collection center" - a euphemism for a prison.
Though this is exaggerated, it is a famous story showing the typical euphemism of Kyoto.
While employed there, Navin meets an intimidating daredevil biker named Patty Bernstein (Catlin Adams) and has a sexual relationship with her, finally realizing what his "special purpose" (his mother's euphemism for his penis) is for.
“Xiaosan” or “Little Third” (), “the other woman” in the story, has become a popular euphemism thanks to the show.

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