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And when this Elision is proper, and when not, the Ear is a sufficient Judge.

In these English hexameters I have used and advocate the use of Miltonic elision.

Elision marks indicate that parts of this letter are omitted.

Otsataga, by elision, readily becomes Otstaga, and again Ostaga.

The elision is not a happy one, and the mere suppression of the "and" does not produce a satisfying line.

What has been said about syncope applies also to the relative spheres of elision and hiatus.

Such is the origin of the term Chicago,  which is a derivative, by elision and French annotation, from the word Chi-kaug-ong.

I would as soon have my hair cut off as an intolerable Scotch shortness put into my titles by the elision of little words.

An elision for creepeth; possibly an intermediate etymological state of creeps.

Note that there is no elision with entre except in compound verbs (entr'ouvrir, etc.).

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) "a striking out," noun of action from past participle stem of elidere (see elide).

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