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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hyphen.


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  • Now, however, they think I should have hyphened it.

    Writer's Block

  • Now, however, they think I should have hyphened it.

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  • Her CV bore her maiden name … Smythe, minus the hyphened Enright.

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  • Wisconsin-hyphened college, then you know he likes balanced scoring four, five, six guys in double figures. - Four games, four stories

  • In l. 10 I have substituted handle for reave of MS.: see note on reave, p. 101; and in l. 13, have hyphened God made flesh.


  • A walking stick is a stick that walks, and the phrase might occur as a metaphorical description of a stiffly behaved person: a walking-stick or walkingstick is a stick for walking; the difference may sometimes be important, and consistency may be held to require that all compounds with gerunds should be hyphened or made into single words.


  • Not only can a single word in ordinary circumstances be thus treated as an adjective, but the same is true of a phrase; the words of the phrase, however, must then be hyphened, or ambiguity may result.


  • There are three degrees of intimacy between words, of which the first and loosest is expressed by their mere juxtaposition as separate words, the second by their being hyphened, and the third or closest by their being written continuously as one word.


  • Adverbs that practically form compounds with verbs, but stand after, and not necessarily next after them, need not be hyphened unless they would be ambiguous in the particular sentence if they were not hyphened.


  • Mr. Tempest, unimpressed by the hyphened St. Clair, was unwilling to allow the courtship to proceed.

    The Simpkins Plot


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