What does the word parenthesis mean?

Usage examples for parenthesis

  1. 2, leaving a long and deep parenthesis between. – Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews by Handley C.G. Moule
  2. The parenthesis in ver. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  3. Her father was a gentleman, you know, she added in emphatic parenthesis. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres