Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Printing Matter that is appended or added without a formal break.
  • noun A derived term, often formed by the addition of an affix, that is included undefined at the end of a dictionary entry.

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  • adjective Continuing on where a rhetorical pause would be more appropriate.
  • noun A run-on sentence.
  • noun Any thing that runs on, as a run-on entry in a dictionary.
  • noun machining The period when a power saw or other tool continues to run after being powered off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (verse) without a rhetorical pause between lines

Etymologies

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Examples

  • | Comments (3) 3: 33 p.m. The cousin to the run-on question: the non-question lengthy comment.

    Howard Dean Live Blogging (Blog for Democracy)

  • On another note, perhaps Palin would be a fine selection, judging by the fact the she already writes in a way that nobody understands with numerous run-on sentences like a supreme court opinion.

    Republican likes a Justice Clinton

  • And, my apologies for the disjointed, run-on comment.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fun With Tax Deductions

  • I'll read some of the shorter ones, but when he starts out with those faux-Faulkner seven hundred word run-on sentences, I click my way out as fast as I can.

    Pedestrian Friendly?

  • I'll read some of the shorter ones, but when he starts out with those faux-Faulkner seven hundred word run-on sentences, I click my way out as fast as I can.

    Pedestrian Friendly?

  • The flat-out inability to paragraph and avoid run-on sentences makes them a pain-in-the-ass to read; his copious use of “Obambi” make them just stupid.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Genius of Obstructionism

  • And yes, speaking of bad writing that second paragraph of mine is one helluva run-on sentence ...

    Tools and Pocketknives

  • I would suggest the McGuffey readers, which have a section of elocution, at the beginning of each, with vocal exercises to correct slurring of words, run-on sentences, or poor pronunciation.

    Learning to Be a Home Keeper

  • And yes, speaking of bad writing that second paragraph of mine is one helluva run-on sentence ...

    Tools and Pocketknives

  • I'll read some of the shorter ones, but when he starts out with those faux-Faulkner seven hundred word run-on sentences, I click my way out as fast as I can.

    Pedestrian Friendly?

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