Origin of asterisk
how to pronounce asterisk
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How to use asterisk in a sentence
Worker unionization in the US rose to a four-year high at the end of 2020, but the statistic comes with an asterisk.Why an increase in US unionization isn’t a good sign|Karen Ho|January 25, 2021|Quartz
That idea of an asterisk is a little silly to begin with, of course, and it might have been nice to have a bit more chaos in our sports.
Somehow, after the dust settles on the chaos of 2020, we should remember it as the year of no asterisks — at least as far as its champions were concerned.Everything About Sports In 2020 Was Weird … Except Who Won|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|December 29, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The asterisk does not indicate whether the pollster itself is partisan, but whether the money that paid for the poll came from a partisan source.
I think one is that we tell China, we’re going to add an asterisk after its name now, just the way we do after information that can’t be believed for sure.Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 23, 2020|Freakonomics
Keep the scare quotes around gay “marriage,” or at least put an asterisk after it.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoist that big historical asterisk skyward and place it next to his name.
In a year with less unrest economically, that would be an asterisk.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation?|David Freedlander|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now, in the name of religion, some people want to add an asterisk.A Victory for ‘Religious Freedom’ is a Loss for Religion|Gene Robinson|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of guessing, put an asterisk in the vacant spot and have the search engine figure it out for you.
I have put an asterisk against the names of the colleges whose presidents are graduates of Oberlin.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
By the asterisk above mentioned the writer refers to a circle surrounded by rays, a sun symbol of male significance.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
There is a tendency to confine the asterisk to such cases, and to use the full stop for shorter ellipses."Stops"|Paul Allardyce
Most of these are recollected by Professor Cromwell and those with the asterisk are furnished by others.
Page 2, added missing footnote reference (original text had footnote, but no matching asterisk).Motor Matt's Daring Rescue|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for asterisk
- (in historical linguistics) this sign used to indicate an unattested reconstructed form
- (in descriptive linguistics) this sign used to indicate that an expression is ungrammatical or in some other way unacceptable