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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARENTHETIC

Good specimen of the "annotative" style with a parenthetic comment.

The smooth gliding of the voice in parenthetic clauses, etc.

Nay, I dont mean on the score of veracity, for William Henry had flushed crimson, but from its parenthetic nature.

Bounce paused, in the midst of his mental energy, to take a parenthetic whiff.

And now, let me return from this parenthetic information to my forlorn self, drearily surveying my "hermetically sealed" dwelling.

The parenthetic marks are as supra: but perhaps they ought to begin at 'by' and end with 'world.'

There is no break in the continuity of the soul's existence, not even one parenthetic hour.

If a parenthetic expression is preceded by a conjunction, place the first comma before the conjunction, not after it.

The fact that I still loved my husband I placed as a parenthetic consideration, in my plans.

Parenthetic reference must here, I suppose, be made to psycho-physical parallelism.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin parentheticus from Greek parenthetos "put in beside," verbal adjective from parentithenai; see parenthesis) + -al (1). Related: Parenthetically.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.