‘Dictionary Stories’, A Collection of Short Stories Created From Defining Example Sentences Used in the Dictionary


San Francisco designer and illustrator Jez Burrows has created the Dictionary Stories, a wonderfully clever online collection of stories created by sentences that are utilized to further explain a word as defined in the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Almost every word you’ll find in the dictionary is accompanied by an example sentence. These sentences—either written or sourced by fearless lexicographers—are intended to demonstrate the most probable usage of a word, in order to help you use it correctly. All the stories collected here are written entirely using example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary, with nothing added except some punctuation to piece them together. The words that spawned each sentence are underlined.




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