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Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases eBook PDF Format

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Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
Project Gutenberg's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases, by Greenville Kleiser This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.orgTitle: Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases A Practical Handbook Of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes,Literary, Commercial, Conversational, And Oratorical Terms, For The Embellishment Of Speech AndLiterature, And The Improvement Of The Vocabulary Of Those Persons Who Read, Write, And Speak EnglishAuthor: Greenville KleiserRelease Date: May 10, 2006 [EBook #18362]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ASCII*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FIFTEEN THOUSAND USEFUL PHRASES ***Produced by Don Kostuch[Transcriber's Notes] Original "misspellings" such as "fulness" are unchanged.
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Unfamiliar (to me) words are defined on the right side of the page in square brackets. For example:abstemious diet [abstemious = Eating and drinking in moderation.]The blandness of contemporary (2006) speech would be relieved by the injection of some of these gems:"phraseological quagmire""Windy speech which hits all around the mark like a drunken carpenter."[End Transcriber's Notes]BY GRENVILLE KLEISERHOW TO BUILD MENTAL POWER A book of thorough training for all the faculties of the mind. Octacloth, $3.00, net; by mail, $3.16.HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC A practical self-instructor for lawyers, clergymen, teachers, businessmen, andothers. Cloth, 543 pages, $1.50. net; by mail, $1.615.HOW TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE IN SPEECH AND MANNER A book of practical inspiration:trains men to rise above mediocrity and fearthought to their great possibilities. Commended to ambitious men.Cloth. 320 pages, $1.50. net; by mail, $1.65.HOW TO DEVELOP POWER AND PERSONALITY IN SPEAKING Practical suggestions in English,word-building, imagination, memory conversation, and extemporaneous speaking. Cloth, 422 pages, $1.50net; by mail, $1.65.HOW TO READ AND DECLAIM A course of instruction in reading and declamation which will developgraceful carriage, correct standing, and accurate enunciation; and will furnish abundant exercise in the use of the best examples of prose and poetry. Cloth, $1.50, net; by mail, $1.65.GREAT SPEECHES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM In this work Mr. Kleiser points out methods by whichyoung men may acquire and develop the essentials of forcible public speaking. Cloth $1.50, net; by mail,$1.65.HOW TO ARGUE AND WIN Ninety-nine men in a hundred know how to argue to one who can argue andwin. This book tells how to acquire this power. Cloth, 320 pages, $1.50, net; by mail, $1.65,HUMOROUS HITS AND HOW TO HOLD AN AUDIENCE A collection of short stories, selections andsketches for all occasions. Cloth, 326 pages, $1.25, net; by mail. $1.37.COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING The only extensive, comprehensive encyclopedic work of itskind ever issued. The best advice by the world's great authorities upon oratory, preaching, platform and pulpitdelivery, voice-building, argumentation, debate, rhetoric, personal power, mental development, etc. Cloth, 655pages, $5.00: by mail. $5.24.TALKS ON TALKING Practical suggestions for developing naturalness, sincerity, and effectiveness inconversation. Cloth, $1.00, net; by mail, $1.08.FIFTEEN THOUSAND USEFUL PHRASES A practical handbook of felicitous expressions for enriching thevocabulary. 12 mo, cloth, $1.60, net; by mail. $1.72.
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INSPIRATION AND IDEALS Practical help and inspiration in right thinking and right living. 12 mo, cloth,$1.25, net: by mail, $1.37.THE WORLD'S GREAT SERMONS Masterpieces of Pulpit Oratory and biographical sketches of thespeakers. Cloth, 10 volumes. Write for terms.GRENVILLE KLEISER'S PERSONAL LESSONS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING and the Development of Self-Confidence, Mental Power, and Personality. Twenty-five lessons, with special handbooks, side-talks,personal letters. etc. Write for terms.GRENVILLE KLEISER'S PERSONAL LESSONS IN PRACTICAL ENGLISH Twenty lessons, with DailyDrills, special books, personal letters, etc. Write for terms.FIFTEEN THOUSAND USEFUL PHRASES A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF PERTINENTEXPRESSIONS, STRIKING SIMILES, LITERARY. COMMERCIAL, CONVERSATIONAL, ANDORATORICAL TERMS, FOR THE EMBELLISHMENT OF SPEECH AND LITERATURE, AND THEIMPROVEMENT OF THE VOCABULARY OF THOSE PERSONS WHO READ, WRITE. AND SPEAKENGLISHBY GRENVILLE KLEISERFORMERLY INSTRUCTOR IN PUBLIC SPEAKING AT YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL, YALEUNIVERSITY; AUTHOR OF "HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC," "HOW TO DEVELOP POWER ANDPERSONALITY IN SPEAKING," "HOW TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE IN SPEECH ANDMANNER," "HOW TO ARGUE AND WIN," "HOW TO READ AND DECLAIM," "COMPLETE GUIDETO PUBLIC SPEAKING," ETC.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANK H. VIZETELLY, LITT.D., LL.D.FIFTH EDITIONFUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY NEW YORK AND LONDON 1919COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY (Printed in the United States of America) -----Copyright under the Articles of the Copyright Convention of the Pan-American Republics and the UnitedStates, August 11, 1910 ------ Published. October, 1917One cannot always live in the palaces and state apartments of language, but we can refuse to spend our days insearching for its vilest slums. --William WatsonWords without thought are dead sounds; thoughts without words are nothing. To think is to speak low; tospeak is to think aloud. --Max MullerThe first merit which attracts in the pages of a good writer, or the talk of a brilliant conversationalist, is the aptchoice and contrast of the words employed. It is indeed a strange art to take these blocks rudely conceived forthe purpose of the market or the bar, and by tact of application touch them to the finest meanings anddistinctions. --Robert Louis StevensonIt is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. --SoutheyNo noble or right style was ever yet founded but out of a sincere heart. --Ruskin
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