parenthesis

Part of speech: noun

A clause inserted in a sentence that is grammatically complete without it, separated usually by the upright curves ().

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Usage examples "parenthesis":

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