ellipsis ellipsis


  • (n) omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences


  1. Their orbit is a vast ellipsis swinging beyond even Jupiter, and along its path race hunks of stone, iron and other minerals.
  2. At this crack at Tom Dewey's campaign of quotation by ellipsis, Franklin Roosevelt got a tremendous hand.
  3. Then they cut two curving slashes to form an ellipsis almost three feet long horizontally across his abdomen.


  • Hampton Roads Community Calendar

    Click on the ellipsis (...) for event description. Click on plus sign (+) to add an event to your calendar.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Daily Press


  1. Perry, saying he is running harder than ever before, told his supporters including local elected officials, "This race : (ellipsis) is not going to the chronic complainer or the shrillest critic. This race is going to go to the strongest leader."
    on Jan 10, 2006 By: Rick Perry Source: San Antonio Express

  2. "I didn't see myself in the NFL as a running back, but I did see myself in the NFL doing something," Blake said. "I figured it would be on defense. Some schools recruited me as a tailback, as a linebacker, as an end;ellipsis}"
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Tommy Blake Source: Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)

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