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Sour Grapeism

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An assumed contempt or indifference to the unattainable. (See above.)

“There, economy was always ‘elegant,ʹ and money-spending always ‘vulgarʹ and ostentatious—a sort of sour grapeisni, which made us very peaceful and satisfied.”—Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford, chap. i.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Soul
Soul Cakes
Soul and Spirit
Soul of a Goose or Capon
Sound
Sound Dues
Sound as a Bell
Sound as a Roach
Soundings
Sour Grapes
Sour Grapeism
South-Sea Scheme or Bubble
Southampton Street (London)
Southampton’s Wise Sons
Southern Gate of the Sun
Soutras
Sovereign
Sow (to rhyme with “now”)
Spa or Spa Water
Spade
Spadish Language (In)