Usage examples for alphabet

  1. So far little had come of X- ray work, but it added another letter to the scientific alphabet. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. Tommy wanted to know what that meant, and Robert told him that " jot" wuz the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and " tittle" meant the little horn- shaped mark over some of the letters. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  3. It's as plain as the alphabet. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. But I have one about what is the sleepiest letter of the alphabet. – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  5. You speak as if I were learning the alphabet. – Washington Square by Henry James
  6. My first is the first of all- is not A the first letter in the alphabet? – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  7. It must be remembered that some of the letters of our alphabet are inventions of the later nations. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  8. There are twenty- six letters in the English alphabet. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  9. He never went to school, but was literally self- taught, learning even the alphabet without a teacher. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  10. Letters of the Alphabet, not yet noticed. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Some letters of our alphabet he omitted, only to add new ones. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  12. Behind the mists of ruin and rapine waved the calico dresses of women who dared, and after the hoarse mouthings of the field guns rang the rhythm of the alphabet. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  13. The notes were my father's, and in English, which was of some assistance, and I set myself resolutely to learn the alphabet. – Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  14. He had reduced the alphabet to eleven primitive sounds, and tried to teach me his method, but I could not understand. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  15. At once his curiosity was excited, and, jumping up, he hurried off for pen and ink, and got me to write out the whole alphabet for him; and then, with that glee and vivacity for which his lordship was so noted, he constituted me his teacher, and commenced at once to master them. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young