from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. in the form of an ellipse
- adv. using ellipsis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In the form of an ellipse.
- adv. With a part omitted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to the form of an ellipse.
- In the manner of or by an ellipsis; with something left out.
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It's not because poets are writing "elliptically".
But humiliating others is like throwing a boomerang which travels elliptically in the air and returns to the person who threw it.
And he very elliptically told us that he didn't value John Lewis-style "employee engagement" simply because it was nicer.
Frankly, I'd rather not give away too much more about the plot, which is, as I've said, revealed elliptically, impressionistically.
Perhaps too elliptically: one friend asked a cogent question about continuity that was resolved only when I spoke with someone who had, by chance, worked on the film.
Many of the original members in attendance performed a somewhat incoherent series of sketches that elliptically alluded to the history of the company's beginnings.
With many three-letter symbols used up, they're focusing on four-letter ones—and considering words only elliptically related to the actual fund.
Akiva and Sartiano, business partners in the Butter Group for the past 11 years, spoke—somewhat vaguely and elliptically—about their new endeavor, which, they insist is "way smaller than Tao," one of the most popular venues in the world.
Winter is coming: During True Blood last night, HBO debuted their elliptically shrieking teaser for next year's blockbuster adaptation of a blockbuster series, Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.
In an appearance before the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the career businessman pitched his trademark 9-9-9 economic program and referred only elliptically to the controversy that has overshadowed his campaign in recent days.