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.
Halloween also helped spawn the slasher film genre, and provided the genre with many of its tropes.
But as with any show that was created in the 1940s, some of its tropes could be deemed politically incorrect or offensive today.
The new texts were called “tropes,” and from the ninth to the thirteenth century many were written.
This is the effect on us of tropes, fables, oracles, and all poetic forms.
It is clear then, that whatever thing of sense is brought before us, it may be easily referred to one of the five tropes.
He went to his imagination for his facts, and to his memory for his tropes.
His figures of speech, his tropes, his witticisms, take rank with the law of gravity and the precession of the equinoxes.
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.