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address to an absent or imaginary person

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the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

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Before she reached the house, Gouvernail had lighted a fresh cigar and ended his apostrophe to the night.
If his deafness did happen to betray him here and there, by some incoherent apostrophe or some unintelligible question, it passed for profundity with some, and for imbecility with others.
During this apostrophe - half serious, half ironical - Athos and Raoul preserved the coolest, most unconcerned silence.
Honoured sir," a little put out by this apostrophe, "I do not say that I am coming to claim the tulip of Master Boxtel, but to reclaim my own.
The cat starts--not at his mistress's complimentary apostrophe, but at a knock at the door, which follows close upon it.
In the energy of these sentiments, which were uttered as an apostrophe to the Heavens in general, Miss Miggs perched the bonnet on the top of her own head, and folding her hands, turned on her tears.
Both being finished, he shook himself into a sitting attitude; and with the concluding serious apostrophe, 'Hold, then
As he arrived at this apostrophe, he again rolled upon the door-step, and laughed louder than before.
cried Eugene (he had recovered immediately on embarking), as they bumped heavily against a pile; and then in a lower voice reversed his late apostrophe by remarking ('I wish the boat of my honourable and gallant friend may be endowed with philanthropy enough not to turn bottom-upward and extinguish us
I would rather tell children to go round town and see how many misplaced apostrophes they can find.
By implicitly evoking the social character of linguistic exchange, apostrophes in these poems underscore the strong gravitational pull of self-regard even in seeking to break its hold.
Remember, apostrophes indicate the possessive case of nouns and also indicate missing letters in contractions.
I would only argue with Miola when he gets too specific and sees all messengers in Shakespeare as reflections of the Senecan nuntius, all confidants (including Lady Macbeth) as dependent on the Senecan convention of the domina-nutrix, all soliloquies as growing out of the Senecan choral meditation, and all apostrophes to Night as an essential part of Senecan tragic rhetoric.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The product names Twist[deg]n[deg]Turn and Play[deg]n[deg]Charge are spelled with degree symbols on either side of "n" instead of the apostrophes that may appear in some systems.
A GRAMMAR expert has warned "if they take our apostrophes, commas will be next" after reports of councils culling punctuation from street signs.