Examples of elision in a Sentence
unfortunately, when the book was condensed, some of the elisions rendered major plot developments incomprehensible
Recent Examples of elision from the Web
This elision strengthens rather than weakens the film's central theme of faith.
Like the best liars, Trump and his team pair gratuitous revelations with strategic elisions.
Certainly, there is a bit of elision here: Litt, a white male Ivy League graduate, is not quite the zero his comedic/fairy-tale setup needs him to be.
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Origin and Etymology of elision
First Known Use: 1581See Words from the same year
Related Wordselimination; blank, skip; lapse, slip; deduction, reduction, subtraction; default, delinquency, dereliction, failure, neglect, negligence, oversight, pretermission; abbreviation, condensation
Near Antonymsinclusion; accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increase, increment, more, plus, raise, rise, supplement
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