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hahy fuhn

  • n  a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
  • v  divide or connect with a hyphen
    hyphenate these words and names

  • Minnesota is a strong Farmer-Labor State, but of late the Farmer-Labor Party has been straining at its internal hyphen.
  • Use a hyphen to connect two or more words that function as a unit to describe a noun.
  • At 17 letters plus a hyphen, Sammataro-Hutchins is a bit much.

  • Vinton Cerf in PC World
    This is a big change, because for the last 30 years the only thing you could use was Latin characters, and just the letters A though Z, digits 0 to 9 and a hyphen,said Cerf.
  • Woodrow Wilson in Los Angeles Times
    I cannot say too often - any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this republic,Wilson said in 1919.
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan in The Hindu
    AK Ramanujan described himself as the perpetual "hyphen in Indian-English", living between two or more languages, two countries, two disciplines.

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