Example sentences for: dictionary

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

  • (All name-based verbs given as examples in this article are included in the OED2 , the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang or the Longman Register of New Words unless otherwise stated.)

  • This is very economical of space and involves a clever computer ploy, but it does not provide a particularly useful synonym dictionary, for, as we all know, synonymy in language does not yield to the mathematical law that states, “Things equal to the same thing are equal to each other.”

  • This dictionary lists alternatives for many of these expressions, not so that they can be removed from the language, but so that you can attempt to balance your writing and speaking with both female and male images or use alternatives when gender-fairness is not possible.

  • However, a previous meaning is given in Grove's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1796): sweet heart, a girl's lover or a man's mistress.

  • According to those who edited the Dictionary , Gates read entries only just before they were sent to press, then looked closely only at items within his area of expertise, such as the Harlem Renaissance and Hurston.


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