apostrophe


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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.
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
Jonathan Burge took him up bebind, telling him to "hold on tight"; and instead of bursting out into wild accusing apostrophes to God and destiny, he is resolving, as he now walks homewards under the solemn starlight, to repress his sadness, to be less bent on having his own will, and to live more for others, as Dinah does.
Inevitably, he had a vast deal to say about women, and he used frequently to indulge in sentimental and ironical apostrophes to these authors of his joys and woes.
His spelling has improved immensely this past year, though he is not strong on apostrophes, and he certainly possesses the gift of writing an interesting letter.
In reading those fine apostrophes to sleep, to the stars, rocks, mountains and waves, I feel time passing away as an ebbing sea.
My emotions expressed themselves in pathetic apostrophes, which I was just self-possessed enough to couple, in the hearing of other people, with the name of "Lady Glyde.
As a journalist I am a stickler for the correct grammar and it's important that the apostrophe is in the right place.
There is never any reason to place an apostrophe before the letter "s" unless it's a possessive noun or a contraction.
I would add to this list the use of the apostrophe being put in the wrong place in a word.
Amir was Co-Owner and Chief Executive of Apostrophe from 2004 to 2014.
Joe Jones We need an apostrophe in my street - It''s either Bishop''s Walk or Bishops'' Walk.