Example sentences for: alphabetic

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

  • There must have been confusion--perhaps it persists--about the alphabetic O [oh] and the numerical 0 [zero], for the telephone companies often made a special point of emphasizing which was meant: I assume that they have statistics on the number of wrong numbers dialed when one was substituted for the other.

  • Each spelled sound is discussed at the beginning of its alphabetic section, digraphs being treated at the beginnings of the sections for their first letter.

  • This paragraph by Allan Simmons is an alphabetic pun:

  • Walter W. Skeat, surely one of the greatest linguists of all time and an outstanding innovator of his day (late 19th century), was often given to testy replies when a correspondent to Notes and Queries either disagreed with him or speculated on the etymology of a word without having first looked it up in one of Skeat's works or, if the alphabetic section had appeared, in the Oxford English Dictionary . He was often nasty; but toward the latter part of the 1890s the crust softened, and he mellowed a bit.

  • It was further suggested that language is not best served by alphabetic organization, but that is merely a plea for much longer, more comprehensive articles, which lie outside the scope of a Companion .


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