Solecize

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Solecize To commit a solecism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • solecize To commit solecisms. Also spelled solecise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Instead of this new plan being the settled policy of our Church, we believe it to be a solecism.
"History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China" by J. V. N. Talmage
She is a solecism for the convalescent, and has given consolation to the brave.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
It is a solecism in government to suppose it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
His solecisms in syntax and society were many.
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
To call such a man 'ambitious,' to figure him as the prurient windbag described above, seems to me the poorest solecism.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
I was fully convinced now that, after all my care, the very solecism I had planned so carefully to avoid had tripped me up at last.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
He looks to European interference to terminate the hateful solecism.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
That is the answer to the problem; is it not a solecism for a lover of gardens to prefer nature to art?
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
Let us repudiate the name of "Thrasher" for the Red Thrush, as we would repudiate any other solecism.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
And so my own solecisms, many of them, passed unchallenged.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
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In poetry:

Waste not your Weed, the Leaves are all too few
It's Nectar to defile as Others do -
Ah, shun the Solecism and the Plug
For Cattle-Kings and Stevedores to chew.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
As is your name, so is your comely face
Touch'd every where with such diffused grace,
As that in all that admirable round,
There is not one least solecism found;
And as that part, so every portion else
Keeps line for line with beauty's parallels.
"To The Handsome Mistress Grace Potter" by Robert Herrick

In news:

SOLEC-Solar Energy Corp. Has announced the launch of its new website, www.solec.org.
The new site contains a totally reorganized format for the engineering and scientific data that SOLEC provides, said the company.
"No other grammatical issue has so divided the nation since the split infinitive was declared to be a solecism," says Fowler's.
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