Don't forget to dot the i.
Quaint cottages dot the countryside.
The fields were dotted with wildflowers. Dot the cream all over your face.
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So while it’s not considered harmful, there are a couple of ways to prevent these black dots from popping up if their appearance bothers you.—Audrey Noble, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2023 At the top right, tap the 3 vertical dots
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9.—Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2023 Most families did not connect the dots to C.T.E., with symptoms that can include impulsivity, moodiness and memory loss.—Kassie Bracken, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Not a dot of light to be seen in the celeb section.—Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 The screen used a colorful dot to attract the newborn’s attention, and then images of faces with direct or indirect gazes appeared on the screen.—Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 9 Nov. 2023 The circular dots emulate both the Maasai beads found in the brand’s Kenya LOVE bracelet and the rice that is so prominent in Balinese culture where this particular piece is made.—Sarah Grossbart, wsj.com, 9 Nov. 2023 The good, bad, and ugly that dot all of our paths, whether paved with dirt or not, is filled with all sort of detours.—David Fear, Rolling Stone, 3 Nov. 2023 On an Android phone, press and hold on a message on the list, then tap the three dots (top right) and hit Block.—David Nield, Popular Science, 1 Nov. 2023
Spoon filling into prepared pie plate, smoothing to form an even surface; dot with butter.—Marian Cooper Cairns, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Inky blue seating lines the room, giving way to an indigo ceiling dotted with twinkling spotlights to replicate the night sky.—Sophie Prideaux, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Nov. 2023 Thatched-roof huts known as hales, with no TVs and no air-conditioning, dotted the beach.—Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 The property sits on 50 acres dotted with Joshua trees.—Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2023 The morning drizzle had just let up, and yellow wildflowers dotted the roadside.—Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 Traditional onsen culture continues to thrive and therapeutic hot springs dot the landscape.—Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 Many have incomplete records of older wells, including some that pump large volumes of water, and many states don’t register the millions of household wells that dot the country.—Dionne Searcey, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Some people dot their words with them, like an overzealous cook with a heavy hand on the salt shaker.—John Kelly, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English *dot, from Old English dott head of a boil; akin to Old High German tutta nipple