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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADDRESSES

I have met a Mlle. Bines to whom I shall at once pay my addresses.

It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you.

Addresses in its favor have been heard from all our pulpits.

He had resolved to subject her to the ordeal of the prince's addresses.

The moment he addresses himself to the Government, he becomes a public offender!

She smiled in answer to their obvious friendliness, but she did not ask them for addresses.

He took the letters from his pocket, and looked at the addresses again.

He was so pleased, I say, that he resolved to make his addresses to her directly.

He glanced casually at the addresses on the letters, and then called Roland Yorke.

Is it true that you are persecuted by this knave's addresses?'

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.