[ uhn-sfeer ]
/ ʌnˈsfɪər /
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verb (used with object), un·sphered, un·spher·ing.
to remove from its or one's sphere; displace.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for unsphere
When she deserted him, he held her up to contempt as an old sorceress who could by charms unsphere the moon.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for unsphere
/ (ʌnˈsfɪə) /
(tr) mainly poetic to remove from its, one's, etc, sphere or place
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