Example sentences for: placename

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

  • Then we are told that heinie is “spelled as if it were Yiddish,” which shows how much Thorne knows about German spelling and pronunciation; the variant hinie is not shown (the word is, after all, a diminutive of behind: the heinie spelling probably cropped up during WWI in confusion with the similarly pronounced Heinie , a synonym for Bosch or Kraut , short for Hein-rich ). At Hicksville it might have been fun to mention that it is a placename in New York (Nassau County) and in several other states.

  • But even in these extensions of the word, - athon was only part of a placename, even though now regularly applied to physical activities, and had no meaning on its own in either English or the original Greek.

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