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  • noun Plural form of hyphen.

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Examples

  • There are intrinsic differences between English and Romance languages that militate against complete standardisation of the English language; the formation of compound nouns and the associated use of hyphens is a case in point; so is the formation of phrasal verbs, which come, change, and go away as fashion demands.

    Two letters

  • There are intrinsic differences between English and Romance languages that militate against complete standardisation of the English language; the formation of compound nouns and the associated use of hyphens is a case in point; so is the formation of phrasal verbs, which come, change, and go away as fashion demands.

    5 posts from September 2009

  • There are intrinsic differences between English and Romance languages that militate against complete standardisation of the English language; the formation of compound nouns and the associated use of hyphens is a case in point; so is the formation of phrasal verbs, which come, change, and go away as fashion demands.

    Two letters

  • With the dispatch of a waiter flicking away flyspecks, the editor, Angus Stevenson, eliminated some 16,000 hyphens from the sixth edition, published last month.

    Where Did All the Hyphens Go?

  • With the dispatch of a waiter flicking away flyspecks, the editor, Angus Stevenson, eliminated some 16,000 hyphens from the sixth edition, published last month.

    October 2007

  • In terms of primary weights all four strings are actually identical, and it is just the nature of these very doubleplusnonprimary weights that we call hyphens that cause the problems ....

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  • In the early days of search engines, one could not search using special characters such as hyphens, commas, apostrophes, etc.

    Stupid grammar rules I: Email vs. e-mail « Motivated Grammar

  • In other words, would we be willing to give up some of our cherished "hyphens," if that was the price of doing away with hyphenated-Canadianism in other parts of the country?

    The New Canada

  • And the "hyphens" raise a loud hurrah and blow themselves to drinks;

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • An '"hyphens" read the news an' smoke, a-settin 'on the porch --

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915

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