Example sentences for: dial

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

  • Why, its lovers never even get a busy signal when they dial AOL!

  • Phone freaks sometimes dial by rapid jiggling (jiggling) of the hook switch, which is the same action as far as the telephone exchange (central office) equipment (switch) is concerned, but I'm getting too old and can't do this fast enough any more.

  • For example, a dealer in stolen automobiles with the telephone number 468-2277 could tell customers to dial HOT CARS; a psychiatric clinic with the number 578-6887 could tell patients to phone 5, R U NUTS (or U R NUTS); dial PLUMBER (758-6237) if you have a leak, COLLEGE (265-5343) to register for extention courses.

  • Yet there are some questions that are becoming almost universal: with the disappearance of telephone dials, do we enter, key, punch in , or (still) dial a number?

  • People in phone marts who walk around picking up display phones and listening for dial tones even when they know the phones are not connected.


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