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How to use ellipsis in a sentence

Kepler’s laws of orbital motion tell us that planets orbit their host stars following ellipses.
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For instance, the giant planets’ orbits are not circles, but modestly stretched out ellipses.
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In fact, he showed how all motions in the heavens were versions of circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas.
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With this reading, left (l. 22) would be taken as an ellipsis for being left; with the emended reading, for was left.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
"As soon as I've seen—" and a significant nod supplied the ellipsis.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
The remaining points connected with the syntax of substantives, are chiefly points of ellipsis.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
The preceding examples illustrate an apparent paradox, viz., the fact of pleonasm and ellipsis being closely allied.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
Hence arises a more compendious form of expression, giving origin to an ellipsis of a peculiar kind.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
It is an ellipsis very frequent in conversation; I should shame you, and tell all; that is, and if I should tell all.
NOTES TO SHAKESPEARE, VOLUME III: THE TRAGEDIESSAMUEL JOHNSON
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