phone book


: a book that lists the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the people and businesses in a certain area

Examples of phone book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That last panel shows her phone book, with, for some reason, my name in it. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 The only book not adapted to the screen is the phone book. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2023 Others play it artfully straight, like prayers or the phone book. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2023 The team had been acquired by William Wrigley Jr., a chewing-gum merchant and merchandising maven who once mailed sticks of gum to every home in the nation listed in a phone book. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 In 1932, 16 automobile dealers appeared in the Westminster phone book. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 26 Aug. 2023 What can Answer Man tell me about that? — Dan Kirby, Arlington The 1944 phone book for the District of Columbia listed more than 30 bowling alleys in Washington and its close-in suburbs. John Kelly, Washington Post, 10 June 2023 These two could read the phone book and I’d still be riveted. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 27 July 2023 Any moneyed person who isn't in Manuel Noriega's phone book or the music business would look at home in this car. William Jeanes, Car and Driver, 30 June 2023

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“Phone book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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