apostrophising love

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  • v. Present participle of apostrophise.

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Examples

  • Mr Blandois, having finished his repast and cleaned his fingers, took a cigar from his pocket, and, lying on the window – seat again, smoked it out at his leisure, occasionally apostrophising the smoke as it parted from his thin lips in a thin stream:

    Little Dorrit

  • Theatre, and there saw a great actor and dear friend of mine (whom I had been thinking of in the day) playing Macbeth, and heard him apostrophising

    Reprinted Pieces

  • As an extended apostrophising of the power of sound and the organ of auditory perception which hears it, Wordsworth renders sound more metaphysical than spectral, not so much ghostly as supernatural, variously citing it as "a Spirit aerial"

    Gothic Visions, Romantic Acoustics

  • Leaving aside the vexed question of where and when an Institution Narrative became intrinsic and essential to the prayer, there seems a strong case for supposing that initially what mattered was the calling upon God in the name of Jesus, apostrophising both Father and Son by certain revealed titles.

    The Creed and the Eucharist in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn

  • “I go back into my life, and I address myself to the noblest of created beings,” continued Pesca, vehemently apostrophising my unworthy self over the top rail of the chair.

    The Woman in White

  • Panting with heat, bleeding, apostrophising, the lover came to his senses.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • Venetian serenade, whose burthen was the apostrophising the cruelty of

    A Love Story

  • Oh, at the time of his fall, what words did he utter; apostrophising his mother?

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

  • Smash away, old bait! "he continued, apostrophising with great exultation and self-admiration the river whose terrors he had thus so successfully defied;" ar'n't I the gentleman for you?

    Nick of the Woods

  • Many poets have recalled the memories which linger around a particular tree, or, apostrophising it, have bid it relate certain histories; but in Mr. Taylor's poem the tree speaks from within its own nature -- not with the feelings of a man, not with what we might suppose would be the feelings of a common tree, but as a pine of many centuries -- and no one can mistake its voice.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

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