Usage examples for spelling

  1. " I've always gone by the spelling, and pronounced it Ponsonby," said John. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Compare the spelling of believe, grieve, relieve with that of receive, deceive. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. The teacher, a gray, sad- eyed, thin- faced man, was surprised at the boy's capacity, for he could read as well as Dan, and in mental arithmetic even Harry was no match for him; and when in the spelling class he went from the bottom to the head in a single lesson, the teacher looked as though he were going to give the boy a word of praise openly and Margaret was regarding him with a new light in her proud eyes. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  4. Well, yes, I've always rather liked the sound of it; but then, you know, I always saw and felt the spelling, when I saw it. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  5. The spelling is a little jest between us. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  6. Presently she leaned over, and took the letter from the man's hand, spelling out Myra's written message. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  7. Moslems have three ways of spelling it: 1. Al- Samhudi, 2. Al- Samahnudi, and 3. Al- Samanhudi. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  8. Won't you finish telling me about the spelling- book? – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  9. I have left the spelling untouched. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  10. He should be concentrating on a plan of escape, not wondering about a strange spelling of a Frenchman's name. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. In spelling you are very well. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  12. Correct spelling may not be general, but it is certainly desirable. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  13. Each character represents a syllable; hence no spelling is required. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  14. " Cyarpets used to begin with a C in my spelling- book, but saddles got off right foot fust with a S," suggested Mac amiably. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  15. " Let me see," she said, and started spelling it out. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  16. I gave her a short trial, but her writing was so illegible that I could not discover whether or not she made mistakes in spelling. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  17. Oh, Mother, I won the spelling- match! – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  18. I have found two ways of spelling Timbuctoo in The Desert, viz. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson