Usage examples for dictionary

  1. " A part of speech," said I, " which, according to the dictionary, signifies some action or passion. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. In Latham's Dictionary it is defined, " Term applied in England to the Americans of the United States generally." – The Truth About America by Edward Money
  3. Do you think that dictionary of yours could possibly be wrong? – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  4. Look up 'in vitro' in your dictionary. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  5. He was troubled, but for the life of him could find no adequate words, who usually had the dictionary at his disposal. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. " When the President heard her scream he knew it was because that man was trying to do something to the boy; so he looked in his laws dictionary to find what to do to him; but the man that made the dictionary never thought that any one would be so bad as to break Good Friday, so there was nothing about it. – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  7. You have not taken the trouble to look the words up in a dictionary. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  8. His superior acquaintance with the general forms of language enabled him, after finding two words in Euphra's larger dictionary, to explain it, to her immediate satisfaction. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  9. Well, I don't think the dictionary is helping as much as I expected. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  10. Is there a dictionary among them? – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  11. Where's my dear old German dictionary? – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  12. There is a story about an old American farmer who said that he read the dictionary over and over again for the same purpose. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. It will be a great struggle," she continued, smiling, " but I've brought a little dictionary-" " The cook," said Mrs. Fisher, " knows." – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  14. Yes, it's great fun; and the last one up gets the dictionary. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  15. I looked for it in the dictionary when I came home. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  16. No man of business or dictionary maker could make a more healthy arrangement of his hours. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  17. There isn't any word in any dictionary to define the sort of indignation which that dastardly and wanton action has caused. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  18. London 1738, Life of Savage 1744, began Dictionary 1747, pub. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin