Definition of Apostrophes

1. Noun. (plural of apostrophe) ¹



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Definition of Apostrophes

1. apostrophe [n] - See also: apostrophe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apostrophes

apostleship
apostleships
apostolate
apostolates
apostolic
apostolic delegate
apostolic succession
apostolical
apostolically
apostolicalness
apostolicities
apostolicity
apostolicness
apostosis
apostrophe
apostrophes (current term)
apostrophic
apostrophically
apostrophise
apostrophised
apostrophises
apostrophising
apostrophize
apostrophized
apostrophizes
apostrophizing
apostume
apostumes
aposymbioses
aposymbiosis

Literary usage of Apostrophes

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1. History of the French Revolution of 1848 by Alphonse de Lamartine (1849)
"... vociferations, and bitter apostrophes, was finally established by degrees. He attempted to speak. XX. “Citizens,” cried he, with the full power of a ..."

2. Southern Italy and Sicily: With Excursions to Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"At the beginning of words *', /, n, and p are frequently represented by apostrophes ('a = la; 'un = non; ..."

3. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"apostrophes with pronouns mean contractions, never possession. ... [I also think aloud about the other apostrophes as well, letting students tell me why ..."

4. A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature by Alexander Jamieson (1840)
"The apostrophes of the second class are the offspring of deep agitation; and the subsequent instances will illustrate the nature of their influence and ..."

5. Composition for Elementary Schools: A Child's Composition Book by James Fleming Hosic, Cyrus Lauron Hooper (1916)
"apostrophes AND CONTRACTIONS 180. It will be necessary to remind you occasionally that apostrophes should always be placed in contractions, ..."

6. Reading, Grade 6 by Martha Cheney (2005)
"kills: Using apostrophes Correct the apostrophes apostrophes are used in contractions and to show possession. it's - it is what's = what is Fido's chew bone ..."

7. A Grammar of Rhetoric, and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles by Alexander Jamieson (1838)
"The apostrophes of the second doss are the offspring of deep agitation ; and the subsequent instances will illus* trate the nature of their influence and ..."

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