Example sentences for: dictionary

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

  • It cannot be compared with a dictionary, per se: its headwords serve more as a point of departure for McCully to hold forth on the myriad aspects of an activity—I hesitate calling fishing a “sport”— which he evidently knows and loves so well.

  • The French philosopher Pierre Bayle, for example, set out in the 1690s to produce a vast reference work, Dictionnaire historique et critique ( Historical and Critical Dictionary ), whose sole purpose was to point out the mistakes in all other previously published reference works.

  • 95, hand-held, electronic dictionary, offered in a mail-order catalogue accompanying The Sunday Times [London] of 8 January 1989, is illustrated by a photograph of the device with the following display:

  • It must be remembered that the dictionary in hand contains only 32,000 words and phrases, which means that it is half the size of the average mass-market paperback dictionaries sold today.

  • Modern understanding of the meaning of dementia began in 1892 with A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine , by Daniel Tuke, where it was defined as a state in which manifestations of mind are to a greater or less degree absent in consequence of disease or decay of the brain itself.


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