Example sentences for: dictionary

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  • But outside Venice, Italians did not begin to adopt hereditary surnames until the 14th and 15th centuries, a bit later than most of the rest of Europe, according to Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, authors of the addictive A Dictionary of Surnames (Oxford University Press, 1988).

  • Useful though that is, the best-known genuine collocations dictionary for English--probably, however, only until the publication of the seriously delayed Words in Use compilation from the Cobuild stable--is undoubtedly the BBI Combinatory Dictionary , by M. Benson, E. Benson, and R. Ilson (Benjamin, 1986).

  • (The Oxford English Dictionary devotes twenty-one pages to set ). Another strategy often used to assure comprehension is to use a one-letter word and then to follow it with the meaning intended.

  • Words , by this reviewer (recently published in a revised, British edition by Bloomsbury under the title, Dictionary of Difficult Words [plug, in case you missed it]).

  • Then up popped a descendant of Edmund Halley, the man who discovered the comet; he said the family pronounces its name to rhyme with holly, brolly (as in umbrella), Good Golly, Miss Molly . I consulted a dictionary (about 40 years too late), and it sided with the TV announcers.


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