Usage examples for alphabets

  1. According to our modern authorities this exactly explains the phenomena of the early Greek alphabets; many in variety, and so diverse that each has to be learned separately, and yet entirely uniform in order. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  2. Again, it is now not believed that the alphabets of Europe are derived from the hieroglyphics of Egypt, though it is an open question whether they were not derived, through Phoenicia, from certain signs which we find on ancient Egyptian pottery. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  3. He had learnt these alien alphabets by observing in some bulky Hebrew books that when the printers had used up the letters of the Hebrew alphabet to mark their sheets, they started other and foreign alphabets. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  4. The difficulty arising from the fact of St. Patrick's having given abgitorium, or alphabets, to his converts, appears to us purely chimerical. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  5. With these principles in our mind we may measure the imperfections of our own and of other alphabets. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  6. Once having become separate from hieroglyphics, alphabetic writing itself underwent numerous differentiations- multiplied alphabets were produced; between most of which, however, more or less connection can still be traced. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  7. They go to work apart; they have a multitudinous array of forms to draw from the thousand possible combinations of lines, angles, circles, and curves; when they have finished, they bring their alphabets together for comparison. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  8. They have a fine Elizabethan contempt for orthography- as well they may have, with their thirty alphabets. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  9. Somebody was always cutting or ignoring him, and then " look at the sort of men that one meets nowadays; fellows whose fathers keep shops and haven't an 'h' in their alphabets." – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson