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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARTICLES

It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774.

We think there can be no room for objection to any of the articles.

John used to call our attention to your articles during the war.

His articles had been typewritten and she had never seen his handwriting.

She opened the blue chest, and packed the articles hastily within.

This writing, mighty Ferdinand, contains the articles of our compact.

Another characteristic is the large number of articles which they contain.

Anne has been writing some articles on this and a book by Henry Sophona.

We have a shop close by, where you will find an assortment of all the articles that are most in request.

Nevertheless, his brother was obliged to read him the articles on the explosion.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "separate parts of anything written" (e.g. the statements in the Apostles' Creed, the clauses of a statute or contract), from Old French article (13c.), from Latin articulus, diminutive of artus "a joint" (from PIE *ar-tu-, from *ar- "to fit together;" (see arm (n.1)).

Meaning extended to "a small division," then generalized to "item, thing." Older sense preserved in Articles of War "military regulations" (1716) and Articles of Confederation (U.S. history). Meaning "literary composition in a journal, etc." (independent, but part of a larger work) first recorded 1712. Meaning "piece of property" (clothing, etc.) first attested 1796, originally in rogue's cant.

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