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Example sentences for "dictionaries"

Lexicographically close words:
dictatorships; dicte; dictes; dicti; diction; dictionary; dictis; dicto; dictograph; dictorum
  1. Many compounds, however, are still uncontrolled by usage; whether they should be written as two words or one, whether with or without the hyphen, the dictionaries themselves do not agree.

  2. She read all kinds of books, and used dictionaries and encyclopedias independently.

  3. He was especially interested in dictionaries and encyclopedias; would always look up new words in detail.

  4. The very phrase, 'Dictionary order,' would in the first half of the sixteenth century have been unmeaning, for all dictionaries were not yet alphabetical.

  5. It is unnecessary in this lecture to recount even the names of the Latin-English and English-Latin dictionaries of the sixteenth century.

  6. But a new stage of development was marked by the appearance of dictionaries of English with another modern language.

  7. Since the Philological Society's scheme was propounded, several large dictionaries have been compiled, adopting one or more of Archbishop Trench's suggestions, and thus showing some of the minor features of this dictionary.

  8. In connexion with this it is a noteworthy fact, that the preparation of these early seventeenth century English dictionaries was also largely due to a consideration of the educational wants of women.

  9. Dictionaries and grammars of the native languages and histories of the Mexican institutions are an imposing proof of their scholarly devotion and intellectual activity.

  10. Save in the case of the last one of this list, the dictionaries once gave the ile nothing but the sound of il; now they usually authorize both ways.

  11. Graduated at Yale College in 1785, and subsequently admitted to the Bar.

  12. In his embarrassment at my sudden arrival, the post master forgot the molasses, and in a moment quite a torrent of the thick liquid had overflowed its bounds, and formed a pool upon the floor.

  13. He gave the names of several persons as concerned in the scheme, and proposed to correspond with some of the leaders and draw from them disclosures which would cause their detection.

  14. Much caution is requisite in the management of these cases, in order to leave no loop-hole of retreat to the culprit.

  15. Let us place ourselves at the residence of Mrs. E.

  16. Why my letters should always be selected for this purpose, I cannot imagine; but if any more of them are touched, he will wish he had let them alone.

  17. He must be a poor scholar," he once said in my hearing, "who cannot go behind the dictionaries for his authority.

  18. The fact that Webster's and Worcester's dictionaries recognized many of the condemned usages, made not the smallest impression on his mind.

  19. If the tongue had a sheath, as swords have scabbards, we should have some name for it: but our dictionaries give us none.

  20. All good Dictionaries illustrate the meaning by a Model.

  21. She paid special attention to the correct orthoepy of words, and insisted upon pupils' making use of their dictionaries whenever a word occurred with which they were not familiar.

  22. Illustration] Dictionaries of the English Language A dictionary is a book of reference; a book that is constantly looked into for information on various meanings and pronunciations of the several thousand words of our language.

  23. Dictionaries and Manuals, Bibles, Recitation and Hand Books, Sets, Octavos, Presentation Books and Juvenile and Nursery Literature in immense variety.

  24. Dictionaries are silent respecting 'kropgans,' or render it by 'pelican.

  25. Lowland of the Eglantine or Narcissus; NisrĂ­n is also in dictionaries an island where amber abounds.

  26. Materials for the study of Arabic in general and of its dialects in particular are still deficient, and the dictionaries mostly content themselves with pouring old stuff from flask to flask, instead of collecting fresh and unknown material.

  27. Footnote 30: The dictionaries of Michaud and Didot concur in the date of her death; but there is reason to suppose that they are both mistaken.

  28. In comparing this with other dictionaries of the same kind, it will be found that the senses of each word are more copiously enumerated, and more clearly explained[126].

  29. Much more am I surprised how the authors of all dictionaries of the English language have followed the same ridiculous plan, as if they had positively intended to make their books as little valuable as possible.

  30. Nor is it necessary to assert that as far as the English speakers of the United States are interested, the only works that lay claim to such a position are the dictionaries of Webster and Worcester.

  31. It will be seen that there is much less difference between the decisions of the two dictionaries than is commonly supposed.

  32. In the former editions of some dictionaries it has been taught that this word is derived from cole meaning cabbage, and slaw meaning salad.

  33. Of these two dictionaries the preference of many scholars is for Webster, although the Standard is considered most excellent on present day words and their meanings.

  34. None are more swiftly able to make themselves at home in our dictionaries and to pass themselves off as English.

  35. Grumping# is a good word, which appears from the dictionaries to be a common-speech term that is picking its way into literature.

  36. We have to offer another fact, ruinous to our dictionaries on another ground.

  37. Prandium, so far from being what our foolish dictionaries pretend--dinner itself--never in its palmiest days was more or other than a miserable attempt at being luncheon.

  38. Illustration] =Dictionaries of the English Language= A dictionary is a book of reference; a book that is constantly looked into for information on various meanings and pronunciations of the several thousand words of our language.

  39. His name does not appear in any of the biographical dictionaries I have had an opportunity of consulting.

  40. An omission in our dictionaries of a curious kind is that of the word donkey, which is not to be found in any that I know of.

  41. If the dictionaries are framed on the principle of displaying only the classical language of England, it is ten to one they will not supply the desired information.

  42. Allow me to offer a suggestion to the publishers and compilers of dictionaries; first as to dictionaries of the language.

  43. In the Bodleian Catalogue its authorship is attributed to Joshua Bassett, Master of Sidney College, Cambridge, of whom our biographical dictionaries are perfectly silent.

  44. At the back a large table was loaded with heavy dictionaries for the use of the judges who were to decide any questions of doubt.

  45. A spelling was to be accepted as correct if it were confirmed by any of the dictionaries on the stage--Worcester, Webster, the Standard, and the Century.

  46. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "dictionaries" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.