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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PHONE

You have seen the Greek word "phone," which means the voice, before.

His reason for wanting to see me, he said, he'd rather not give me over the 'phone.

He rose to leave, but paused while Colonel Boynton answered the phone.

He was working with trembling fingers at the phone where Sykes had pointed.

This number the spectator dialed on the phone Mr. Grace carried.

I've got a message for Goldmark—couldn't catch him on the phone.

Phil got his tip over the phone, and in fifteen minutes was at the scene.

A moment later, he recognized the voice of Mrs. Morton over the 'phone.

Can't send telegrams by 'phone unless we have special orders.

She was prepared to obey her father's order to 'phone for the doctor.

WORD ORIGIN

1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PHONE

call

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