ellipsis : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

  • The researchers' log reads, in chilling ellipsis: "Family of three drive by, stop.
  • Their orbit is a vast ellipsis swinging beyond even Jupiter, and along its path race hunks of stone, iron and other minerals.
  • At this crack at Tom Dewey's campaign of quotation by ellipsis, Franklin Roosevelt got a tremendous hand.

  • Rick Perry in San Antonio Express
    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."
  • Tommy Blake in Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
    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}"

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