APOSTROPHE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APOSTROPHE
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apostrophe
 n.  text character used to mark the possessive or to show the omission of letters or numbers
Classic Sentence:
1  I have never seen two men look more oddly at one another than Mr. Jaggers and Wemmick did after this apostrophe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
2  As he arrived at this apostrophe, he again rolled upon the door-step, and laughed louder than before.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  It was evident that Javert must have been exasperated beyond measure before he would permit himself to apostrophize the sergeant as he had done, after the mayor's suggestion that Fantine should be set at liberty.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
4  As he strode over a gutter, he apostrophized a bearded portress who was worthy to meet Faust on the Brocken, and who had a broom in her hand.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
5  Aramis, not liking to soil his boots with this artificial mortar, apostrophized them rather sharply.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
Example Sentence:
1  The apostrophe is misused extensively; more so, perhaps, than any other punctuation mark.