Example sentences for: oup

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

  • The reason is that OUP have cleaved to their favourite structural approach to the listing of compounds, phrases, and hyphenated words by nesting them beneath the “main” word.

  • This is all the more disappointing since other sections of OUP, along with other publishers of reference works, have made great strides forward in recent years.

  • The problems of binding a 3800-page book are formidable, but it can be done, and I believe that OUP customers would have been better served by being offered a one-volume edition (perhaps with a needed lectern of its own), enabling the NSOED to compete more readily with the other main contenders among large dictionaries, the MWIII and the Random House Unabridged .

  • Herbert Coleridge, the first editor of the Philological Society's dictionary, was not the poet's grandson; Elisabeth Murray's biography was only taken on by Oxford after Yale University Press had turned it into a bestseller and shamed OUP into publishing it (OUP having earlier rejected it as unworthy).

  • Winchester is getting very rich from a story pretty well known to many people interested in dictionaries—particularly Elizabeth Knowles of OUP who unearthed basic information and is rightly given, by Winchester, what he would call a fulsome accolade.


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