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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADDRESSED

Haley drew near, and heard Captain Rushton addressed as Mr. Smith.

He addressed also a letter to Dubosq through the newspapers.

This question was addressed to the lady, who drew back, and made no reply.

He addressed the nation by radio and announced his plans for a New Deal.

On his return he addressed, by their request, the people gathered to receive him.

September 27th, Mr. Gladstone addressed his constituents at Edinburgh.

When they were all seated Mrs. Lethbridge addressed her sister.

When, finally, he addressed his friend over the telephone, his tones were of the cheerfulest.

He pressed the button on his desk, and, as the doorman appeared, addressed that functionary.

All this must have seemed the veriest irony when addressed to an outcast Jew.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "dutiful or courteous approach," from address (v.) and from French adresse. Sense of "formal speech" is from 1751. Sense of "superscription of a letter" is from 1712 and led to the meaning "place of residence" (1888).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.