A corollary to these tropes was that we must prize stability over democracy with allies as important as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
But in the end, White's music doesn't just recycle these tropes—it transcends them.
But like so many Obama tropes, the middle class has sort of floated off to Mars.
1530s, from Latin tropus "a figure of speech," from Greek tropos "turn, direction, turn or figure of speech," related to trope "a turning" and trepein "to turn," from PIE root trep- "to turn" (cf. Sanskrit trapate "is ashamed, confused," properly "turns away in shame;" Latin trepit "he turns"). Technically, in rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it.