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    Word "vein"

    I looked up in my dictionary "vein," meaning particular style or manner, and I had written these sentences using "vein" to see if I had used it properly. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. The novel was written in a comic vein.
    2. The president's speech had a bellicose vein.
    3. After some arguments, the discussion took on a lighter vein.

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    Re: Word "vein"

    They're more or less OK. Early issues of Mad Magazine featured the motto Humor in a Jugular Vein, punning on "jocular".

    I would write bellicose vein only in a situation where I wanted to draw the reader's mind to the idea of varicose veins.
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