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EUPHEMISM (from Gr. eiiidirl sos, hav...

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 892 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EUPHEMISM (from Gr. eiiidirl sos, having a sound of good omen; et), well, and qrijµrt, sound or voice), a figure of speech in which an unpleasant or coarse phrase is replaced by a softer or less offensive expression. A euphemism has sometimes a metaphorical sense, as in the substitution of the word " sleep " for " death."
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