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An oval is never mistaken for a circle, nor an hyperbola for an ellipsis.

He left the ellipsis to be filled in by the corpulent blackguard's intelligence.

It's no good having an Ellipsis, if they don't keep it clean.

Supply the ellipsis, and we have, "Whether he is there or no there."

"As soon as I've seen—" and a significant nod supplied the ellipsis.

It does not appear to be an ellipsis and has thus been removed.

What is pleonasm in a single sentence is ellipsis in a double one.

An ellipsis or omission of words is found in all kinds of composition.

Soccer is one of the relatively few English experiments in ellipsis.

An ellipsis has been added to indicate the incomplete statement.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "an ellipse," from Latin ellipsis, from Greek elleipsis "a falling short, defect, ellipse," from elleipein "to fall short, leave out," from en- "in" + leipein "to leave" (see relinquish). Grammatical sense first recorded 1610s.

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