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See definition of apostrophe on Dictionary.com
  • as instream of consciousness
  • as inirrelevancy
  • as inparenthesis
  • as indigression
  • as infigure of speech

synonyms for apostrophe

  • aside
  • association of ideas
  • chain of thought
  • free association
  • inner monologue
  • interior monologue
  • mind mapping
  • train of thought
  • word painting
  • footnote
  • excursus
  • divagation
  • difference
  • aside
  • note
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • detour
  • variation
  • divergency
  • diversion
  • tangent
  • departure
  • episode
  • incident
  • parenthesis
  • wandering
  • excursion
  • obiter dictum
  • rambling
  • deflection
  • drifting
  • discursion
  • footnote
  • detour
  • difference
  • episode
  • incident
  • divergence
  • aside
  • excursus
  • note
  • diversion
  • variation
  • parenthesis
  • divagation
  • departure
  • wandering
  • excursion
  • rambling
  • obiter dictum
  • drifting
  • deflection
  • discursion
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What Is A Literary Apostrophe?
Apostrophes in literature were used a lot in the early 1900s and before, but today they’re much less common. Sometimes you’ll still see them in poems, plays, and songs. You’ve definitely heard them in everyday speech.
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What Is A Literary Apostrophe?
Apostrophes in literature were used a lot in the early 1900s and before, but today they’re much less common. Sometimes you’ll still see them in poems, plays, and songs. You’ve definitely heard them in everyday speech.
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How to use apostrophe in a sentence

Before you put in the order, send the wife a note explaining that you just realized that the apostrophe is in the wrong place and confirm that you, fortunately, caught it before it went to the printers.
MISS MANNERS: TIME FOR EXEC’S ASSISTANT TO FIX GRAMMATICAL ERRORJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Edging in, it took nearly a minute before I could see the fungus at the center of all the fuss, a tiny ocher apostrophe hovering above the wet underbrush.
MEET THE RENAISSANCE MAN OBSESSED WITH MUSHROOMSDOUG BIERENDMARCH 10, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Then, someone insisted that was wrong, so she taped over the “e” and added an apostrophe.
AT THE END OF AN ISOLATING YEAR, EVEN THE EMBARRASSING, FRUSTRATING, WEIRD PARTS OF FAMILY GATHERINGS FEEL MISSEDTHERESA VARGASDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That means you can spell a word like S’MORES, which involves an apostrophe, for example.
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Before she reached the house, Gouvernail had lighted a fresh cigar and ended his apostrophe to the night.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Apostrophe usage is not consistent in the text as in using both dont and dont.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
In truth, there was good ground for his sorrowful apostrophe, for the scene was very painful to a high-minded witness.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
It intentionally begins with an apostrophe, not an unmatched single quotation mark, and was left as originally printed.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
S—A—R—, and so on, the thing ran, but the whole legend was complete before that apostrophe started into its place.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Before the last letter of the first word was an apostrophe, but its single bright spot always appeared out of its proper order.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
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WORDS RELATED TO APOSTROPHE

  • apostrophe
  • aside
  • deflection
  • departure
  • detour
  • difference
  • discursion
  • divagation
  • divergence
  • diversion
  • drifting
  • episode
  • excursion
  • excursus
  • footnote
  • incident
  • note
  • obiter dictum
  • parenthesis
  • rambling
  • variation
  • wandering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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