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Usage examples for abbreviation

  1. And, if the first expression is only an abbreviation of one of these, the construction of the verb contains may be referred to Rule 14th. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. In the Western states, where the racoon is plentiful, they use the abbreviation 'coon when speaking of people. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  3. It is a mere abbreviation. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. An abbreviation key for the tables was added on pages 411 and 412, as they were too large in the original to be read easily in this format. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  5. If the abbreviation of the State is liable to be confounded or confused with that of another then the full name of the State should be written. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
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