Example sentences for: acrostics

How can you use “acrostics” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Acrostics (p. 75) are already attested in the Near East (3rd millennium BCE), Egypt (14th c. BCE) and 6th-c. BCE Greece.

  • In desperation, I learned such acrostics as novel (Nerve, Artery, Vein, Empty space, Lymphatic--inguinal structures, from lateral to medical) and bitem (appropriately, the muscles of mastication--Buccinator, Internal pterygoid, Temporalis, External pterygoid, Masseter); the abecedarius of lead poisoning (Anemia, Basophilic stippling, Colic, Dementia, Encephalopathy, Foot drop, Gingival pigmentation ); and two (What a waste of precious brain space!)

  • To ensure confidentiality and protect the privacy of subjects they will not be identified by name, acrostics will be used.

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