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  • v. To place text in parentheses.


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parenthesis +‎ -ise


  • I parenthesise at any rate that I know him in no other light -- counting out of course the acquaintance that consists of a dismayed arrest in the road, with back flattened against wall or hedge, for the dusty, smoky, stenchy shock of his passage.

    Italian Hours

  • It should be ‘descriptions’ to follow through the plural nature of ‘marks’.) 1 They parenthesise.

    English in the Times

  • It would be a very graceful exercise of gratitude for me here to stop and parenthesise the reader on the subject of all that twelve-pound-ten has been to me, how it has quite changed the course of my life, given me that long-desired opportunity of doing my best work in peace, for which so often I vainly sighed in Fleet Street, and even allowed me an indulgence in minor luxuries which I could not have dreamed of enjoying before the days of that twelve-pound-ten.

    Prose Fancies (Second Series)


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