Example sentences for: dictionaries

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

  • Although almost all dictionaries are organized alphabetically, there are many ways to look at lexicon, and the analytical categories set forth by Pfeffer and Cannon in this book are interesting and useful.

  • As in other British dictionaries, headwords are not syllabified, so one cannot use dictionaries in England to determine where a word may be conventionally hyphenated.

  • Whether or not a capital letter is used may often be a question of personal choice, and dictionaries frequently give both forms.

  • Another complaint is his detailed treatment of the semantics of a word, appropriate, perhaps, to synonym studies in dictionaries (but only too rarely well done there) but telling most readers more than they ever wanted to know about a given handful of terms.

  • But one must be grateful to Jonathon Green at least for the first fourteen chapters, which gather in one place an enormous amount of interesting, useful information about (deceased) lexicographers and the dictionaries they prepared.


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