Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of dash.
  • verb 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

  • 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).

    The first sentence I wrote today (with a segue into a rant on punctuation)

  • 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

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