Example sentences for: dashes

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

  • Even the dashes, with their suspended, rising quality, suggest the vitality of endurance.

  • The same holds for other dividers, such as colons, dashes, hyphens, and blanks.

  • The larger point is that's it's all dashes and ellipses, skipping lightly along the surface of both Jackie's career and Hilary's noncareer, and wanton in its exploitation of both Elgar and MS to generate pathos and awe.

  • This work was Parkes' magisterial Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West , a book that at last stripped the cloak of anonymity from the important work of commas, periods, dashes, colons, semicolons, and countless other full- and part-time functionaries.

  • The Wall Street Journal flags this story in its front-page news box, with its headline saying that the Senate's consensus "dashes Clinton's hopes" for making a deal and avoiding a trial.


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