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Address an exclamatory passage in a speech or poem to (someone or something)
- ‘In lyrics, I would claim, this possibility of address reveals a fundamental structure - whether the poem actually apostrophizes anyone or anything.’
- ‘This apostrophises the palm tree as the source of nourishment, and something to be worshipped possibly a symbol for the Mother of God herself, but in any case further evidence of the earth ‘coming to the aid of the child’.’
- ‘Both frequently apostrophize unidentified addressees, and both manipulate pronouns in intriguing ways, but his lyrics imply mundane, domestic situations.’
- ‘Moreover, there are no examples of collectives being apostrophized with the regularity that this personification receives.’
- ‘Lucy apostrophizes the elements as her demonic foe.’
2Punctuate (a word) with an apostrophe.
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- ‘I hate when I apostrophize words incorrectly and there is no edit feature.’
- ‘I didn't apostrophize my plurals in my post.’
- ‘Personally I think there is a case for omitting the apostrophe when the word which might be apostrophised describes, either on its own or as part of a compound adjective, what sort of noun it is, rather than who it belongs to.’
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