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phone book

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Origin of phone book1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

Zendaya and John David Washington are both performers who could compellingly read a phone book to an audience, and they go a long way toward keeping these questions from feeling entirely pointless, though they never give much of an answer.

From Vox

The business was called China Pages and the idea behind it was as simple as an old-fashioned phone book.

From Fortune

In general, the early phone books used a variety of systems.

From Time

Street guides, and later post office directories, precursors to phone books, had appeared in the 18th and 19th centuries in many cities.

From Time

So vendors supplement it with other sources, like phone books and credit data.

He would then jam a dozen bottles of champagne into the melting blue iceberg and invite everybody in his phone book.

People are listed in the phone book by their first names in Iceland.

For instance, only on vacation can you open up a hotel-room phone book and find a note claiming to be from a ghost named Samantha.

But I assume he could practically stand up there and read the phone book and do that.

Make them stand on the floor of the Senate and read from the phone book 24/7.

Being the nosy child I was, every once in a while I would look him up in the phone book so I knew he existed.

How many hours in the day do you want to devote to the equivalent of writing your own phone book?

You did not need a ticket to be eligible and I guess they picked names at random from the phone book or a list of city residents.

As he turned the pages of the 'phone-book his eye caught the name of the city's morgue, and a sudden horror froze into his mind.

Of course, she'd looked up the FBI number in the phone book, and found him that way.

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