Example sentences for: alphabetical

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

  • This grammatical gallimaufry is not even in alphabetical order, for pass through comes before pass the time of day: is there some rule about ignoring articles that I missed?

  • After some searching, it can be found in Webster's Third . Rusine is not listed in its alphabetical place, but if you look for it where it should be, you're bound to see the entry for rusine antler , at which rusine is etymologized as being from New Latin rusa + English - ine . If it then occurs to you to look up rusa , you'll find rusine as an undefined runon.

  • Readers outside North America may not be aware that American telephone dials (now pads ) still retain alphabetical sequences from the days when local telephone numbers contained names, like PEnnsylvania Six, Five Thousand and BUtterfield 8 (usually so written): everyone knew that the first two letters of the name were to be dialed--PE 6-5000, BU 8-.

  • Notwithstanding, people who use dictionaries regularly become accustomed to one, which becomes their favorite for any number of reasons: for purposes of utility and for philosophical reasons, I prefer geographical and biographical entries to be interfiled with other entries in one alphabetical listing; others prefer to have them separate.

  • Also, the alphabetical order might prove a bit off-putting for some, for phrasal verbs are set flush left with a hanging indention (like headwords) immediately after the main verb: for instance, take , which has fifteen main entries of its own (for reasons we shall get to), is followed by headword-style entries for take after, take against , etc., through take up with ; it is only then that one reaches the entry for takeaway .


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