Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of dash.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dash.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His brushwork is characteristically informed by a rosy-hued golden palette applied in short dashes and dabs.

    Berks county news

  • The dashes are another thing she has in common with Herriman, incidentally.

    languagehat.com: AMHERST.

  • I changed just one thing: Abbyy recognized the em-dashes as such, and output them as a special character in Codepage 1252 for em-dashes, which isn't available in ASCII, so I converted that to the PG standard

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • And while we're on the subject (which we are, or were, in the last sentence) parantheses can also be useful (though they can be mis - or over-used) in places where commas (or other options, such as dashes) simply don't seen appropriate (such places are more common than you might think).

    Archive 2006-09-03

  • There are no quotation marks, only dashes, which is okay, but there also aren’t any dialog attributes, which can get a little confusing and required me to back track a couple of times to figure out who was speaking.

    A Chill in the Air : Bev Vincent

  • I sometimes find that "dashes" within sentences need attention.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • When this pickerel saw the red roach through the glass, he made one of those awful dashes which is usually the ruin of whatever stands in its-way; but he didn't reach the red roach.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • When this pickerel saw the red roach through the glass, he made one of those awful dashes which is usually the ruin of whatever stands in its way; but he didn't reach the red roach.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • He talks to Fanny Kemble, who 'dashes' most people.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • The dots in this case are represented by the waves above, and the "dashes" by the waves below the middle line, as may be seen in the following alphabet, which is a copy of one actually written by the recorder on a long submarine cable.

    The Story of Electricity

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