apostrophise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

apostrophe +‎ -ise

Verb[edit]

apostrophise (third-person singular simple present apostrophises, present participle apostrophising, simple past and past participle apostrophised)

  1. Alternative spelling of apostrophize
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Will Royalty fly off towards Austria; like a lit rocket, towards endless Conflagration of Civil War? Stop it, ye Patriots, in the name of Heaven! Rude voices passionately apostrophise Royalty itself.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre[1]:
      Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.

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