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Write or separate with a hyphen:‘do you hyphenate ‘willy-nilly’?’‘a hyphenated surname’
- ‘The templates had been designed to accommodate long, hyphenated last names as well as multiple professional accreditation initials.’
- ‘All Velorian last names are supposed to be hyphenated.’
- ‘But as a young man he decided to acquire a double-barrelled name by hyphenating his middle name, Grant, to the Ferris.’
- ‘Her name is hyphenated and her britches are big so she's announced her candidacy for mayor of St. Mary's Point, Minnesota.’
- ‘I mean, isn't that what oddly hyphenated phrases are all about?’
- ‘So, for commonly hyphenated or compound words, it is sometimes worth running the search a few ways.’
- ‘When everything is color coded or hyphenated how can we ever get past it?’
- ‘I do not want to hyphenate my name, because it would be too long.’
- ‘The dancing fairy is Ariel, who nowadays would have a hyphenated last name & fit in here perfectly.’
- ‘Consider hyphenating search terms, as this is likely an area competitors are unlikely to venture.’
- ‘Here the two words were hyphenated, signifying a wordplay on the name of Ishmael, Abraham's first son and Isaac's half-brother.’
- ‘The big man parleyed the advent of a new hyphenated Tory into a week off.’
- ‘What about giving consideration to hyphenating both names?’
- ‘As the author concludes, ‘Brazil remains a country where hyphenated ethnicity is predominant yet unacknowledged.’’
- ‘Immediately after the contest was announced experts snapped up hyphenated domain names and began tweaking their text.’
- ‘A well chosen hyphenated domain name can be just as effective as a single word domain name.’
- ‘Sometimes, but not always, Heidegger hyphenates the word, ‘Da-sein’, to stress the sense of ‘being here’.’
- ‘I can be proud of my ancestry without hyphenating my Americanism.’
- ‘Until last week when his divorce was completed, Klingler's last name hyphenated to include Desai's.’
- ‘On his appointment, he altered his surname by hyphenating a family name to avoid misunderstanding.’
A person who is active in more than one sphere or occupation:‘producer-director-businessmen hyphenates such as Spielberg’
- ‘He is a bonafide player - a multiple hyphenate who has done virtually everything that can be done in front of or behind a camera.’
- ‘Now I might become what the Americans call a hyphenate - a writer-director.’
- ‘Said hyphenate's name is Josh, and his film, Winter Solstice, is about the millionth variation on a tried-and-true template.’
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