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  • n. Plural form of hyphen.


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  • 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.

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  • 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 ....

    Site Home

  • 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

  • Mixing up letters, numbers and punctuation marks, such as hyphens and underscores, can make domain names unique but they also can make them harder to remember and should be avoided as much as possible.


  • The problem was lessened because many characters used in Linux commands, such as hyphens, tildes, and slashes, weren't available, but it was still a big problem, Cannings said.


  • As we are seeing more frequently in technical books, the writing itself could use a bit more editing - such as hyphens missing from adjective phrases in many locations in the text.


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