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Here we are enabled, at once, to discard the 'th,' as forming no portion of the word commencing with the first t; since, by experiment of the entire alphabet for a letter adapted to the vacancy, we perceive that no word can be formed of which this th can be a part.
Bazin did more than bound; he let fall both his alphabet and his ferule.
But, first of all, I will make you read, one after the other, the marble letters of the alphabet, the granite pages of the book.
Henry Higgins, author of Higgins's Universal Alphabet.
In some way, within a few weeks, I mastered the greater portion of the alphabet.
However often she told herself that she must not get irritable when teaching her nephew, almost every time that, pointer in hand, she sat down to show him the French alphabet, she so longed to pour her own knowledge quickly and easily into the child- who was already afraid that Auntie might at any moment get angry- that at his slightest inattention she trembled, became flustered and heated, raised her voice, and sometimes pulled him by the arm and put him in the corner.
I could teach you the alphabet in half an hour," said Ridley, "and you'd read Homer in a month.
You've let yourself in for the Greek alphabet, anyhow.
Perhaps even Hebrew might be necessary--at least the alphabet and a few roots--in order to arrive at the core of things, and judge soundly on the social duties of the Christian.
I should say here that my literary labours are abstruse, the token whereof is many rows of boxes nailed against my walls, each labelled with a letter of the alphabet.
Having forgotten this gentleman's name, I must beg leave to distinguish him by means of a letter of the alphabet.
The men answered to their names as he ran down the alphabet to G.
Words are made by letters of the alphabet being set together, and our literature again by words being set together; hence the name.
The next step was to procure a set of metal types, with the different letters of the alphabet cast upon their ends; also a board, in which were square holes, into which holes she could set the types; so that the letters on their ends could alone be felt above the surface.
Before I got into the wagon, he took a book out of his pocket, opened it, and showed me a page with two alphabets, one English and the other Bohemian.