Example sentences for: defunct

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  • In the Weald, haazes , the h dropped, is still used for haws . Occasionally, the close listener in autumn may also hear the pre-1939 generation call them harves . I am sixty-five, but when I was a boy living in the North Downland area south of Sittingbourne up to Maidstone, it was common to hear children calling haws arzey-garzeys , sometimes varied to azzy-gazzies . I haven't heard this for many years and I fear when my generation has “crossed over” this description, like my generation, will be defunct.

  • Steinbrenner spent the last years of the Cold War bidding on Navy contracts for his (now defunct) shipyard.

  • The defunct Philadelphia Journal was an attempt to bring European-styled street-paper tabloid journalism to the City of Brotherly Shove--er, Love.

  • Given the frequency with which the remnants of past retroviral infections are found in the mammalian genome (Smit 1999), in the form of usually defunct endogenous retroviruses (Box 1), it is likely that our genomes are continually bombarded with retroviruses like HIV but that the majority are cleared by innate immune mechanisms like APOBEC3G.

  • After presenting various systems of communication (signs, pictographs, rebuses, shorthand, tallies, Babylonian clay tokens, Peruvian quipus), Robinson discusses such ancient and now defunct but decipherable writing systems as Sumerian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Minoan Greek Linear B, and Mayan glyphs; ditto some of the more outstanding conundra awaiting decipherment--Cretan Linear A, Proto-Elamite, Etruscan, and the Easter Island and Indus scripts.


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