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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALPHABET

Of Greek I can decipher perhaps the greater part of the Greek alphabet.

He used to boast that he had a lawsuit for every letter in the alphabet.

She continues through the alphabet to L, when the table responds.

Especially in this America, where the alphabet is spread broadcast, and free of charge.

In verity he knew it as glibly as the alphabet, for he was infinitely painstaking.

Telegraph the word "cat," using the alphabet shown on the next page.

Bullock had changed his name, but he could not get away from the alphabet.

Well, now try to say the Alphabet, and let me see if I can put you out there.

She was encouraged to sing it, and it turned out to be the alphabet set to a tune!

Science may have its alphabet, but it is feeling that translates its poems.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Late Latin alphabetum (Tertullian), from Greek alphabetos, from alpha + beta. Alphabet soup first attested 1907. Words for it in Old English included stæfræw, literally "row of letters," stæfrof "array of letters."

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