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  • v. Alternative spelling of apostrophize.

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  • v. use an apostrophe


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  • But, what is this rubbing against me, as I apostrophise Madame Doche?

    Reprinted Pieces

  • She would apostrophise her unconscious young ones, and inform those innocent babies that they should never be made to marry except for love, never — an announcement which was received with perfect indifference by little

    The Newcomes

  • From Kew he turned to the great guardsman, and taking him by the coat began to apostrophise him.

    The Newcomes

  • And while Fingal Co. Council refers to us as ‘Citizens’ with a capital C, they also have no idea how to apostrophise.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • He seemed to Edward, who attended to him with much interest, to recite many proper names, to lament the dead, to apostrophise the absent, to exhort, and entreat, and animate those who were present.


  • Though why a creature such as he was should go out of his way to apostrophise, in such a manner, a publicist of Mr Lessingham's eminence, surpassed my comprehension.

    The Beetle

  • No explanation or clue could be obtained from the patient, who continued to apostrophise the portrait in disconnected phrase, and to utter howls of agony and lamentation.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • He paused before the absurd epitome to apostrophise, wagged a finger at it, and got wag for wag.

    Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso

  • Or he would apostrophise a cat, “Well, Ma'am, you must find it wearing to carry on your expeditions all night, and to live the life of a domestic saint all day?”

    Father Payne

  • When I stalked out like that from the library in fine mood to moralise and apostrophise heaven in a way that would no doubt have looked fine upon these pages, one sprightly damsel, just as the gloomy rhetoric was bursting from my lips, thrust a flower under my nose whose scent brought on a violent attack of sneezing, her companions joining hands and dancing round me while they imitated my agony.

    Gulliver of Mars


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