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1‘the government refused to allow the free expression of opposition views’
utterance, uttering, voicing, pronouncement, declaration, articulation, verbalization, statement, proclamation, assertion, announcement, setting forth, venting, mouthing
dissemination, broadcast, circulation, communication, spreading, promulgation, publicizing, publication
2‘he raised his eyebrows in an expression of sympathy’
indication, intimation, demonstration, show, exhibition, manifestation, token
conveyance, communication, illustration, revelation, disclosure, embodiment
3‘Blanche invariably wore an expression of harassed fatigue’
look, appearance, air, manner, bearing, countenance, guise, cast, aspect, impression
4‘the old expression ‘curiosity killed the cat’’
idiom, phrase, idiomatic expression, set phrase
proverb, saying, adage, maxim, axiom, aphorism, saw, motto, platitude, cliché, quotation, quote, formula
informal old chestnut
5‘the height of poetic expression’
diction, style, choice of words, turn of phrase, wording, phrasing, phraseology, language
6‘these pieces are very different from one another, both in choice of instruments and expression’
emotion, feeling, passion, intensity, poignancy
style, intonation, tone, nuance
artistry, depth, spirit, imagination
vividness, ardour, power, force
7‘essential oils obtained by distillation or expression’
squeezing, pressing, wringing, forcing out, extraction, extracting
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