expletive


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expletive

[′ek·spləd·iv]
(engineering)
Any material used as fill, for example, a piece of masonry used to fill a cavity.

expletive

Something used to fill up, as a piece of masonry used to fill a cavity.
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They were simple if not altogether innocent expletives -- imaginative phrases wherewith to round off a sentence.
He had risen to carry his decision into effect when there suddenly broke upon his ear, uttered in loud and menacing tones, a volley of German oaths and expletives among which he heard Englische schweinhunde repeated several times.
In his statement, Gatchalian once again acknowledged that he was the person behind the expletive tweets.
Summary: The man's brother complained after finding his photo on his brother's Instagram account, captioned with an expletive
All the TV channels showing such good family/police dramas have actors using this name as an expletive.
The word expletive comes from the Latin word explere, which means to fill.
Therefore, I would like to challenge every adult in Liverpool to think twice before using an expletive in front of a young person and to challenge other people using expletives in everyday conversation (in a friendly way) as they are overused, dull and a very poor example for young learners
Unfortunately, little is known about the extent to which expletive use helps or hinders coaching effectiveness because the empirical investigation of cursing in general has been predominantly descriptive.
Jackson's incident, which involved a bare breast, was the last straw, and the FCC began handing out fines of up to $325,000 to networks that let a fleeting expletive slip by.
fleeting expletive refers to the broadcast of a single expletive.
Perhaps Mr Oliver believes that the burghers of Rotherham are so simple-minded that they will not be able to understand a list of ingredients unless every other word is an expletive.
The accidental airing of a celebrity's spontaneous expletive is indecent, but the deliberate airing of the very same footage during a news report is not.