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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADDRESSING

"You look like a good seaman," said the captain, addressing Bates.

Then addressing himself to me: And how do you find it, Miss?

"She'll be better after that," said the doctor, addressing Allis.

Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

Vernon was addressing himself silently in terms not more flattering.

"I am the bearer of bad news, gentlemen," he said, addressing them both.

Cornish looked at him for a moment, and then spoke, addressing Von Holzen.

Glendenning said, addressing me, "Don't you think it's time for children to be in bed?"

Watch them addressing ladies on the terrace: they scarcely ever bow.

At our second interview he was removing his hat and addressing me as "sir."

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).

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