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Hiatus meaning

hiatus - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Hiatus
  2. 2. An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.
  3. 3. The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.
  4. 4. A break; vacancy; gap; a step lacking in a chain of proof; a space where something is wanting.
  5. 5. A gap; deficiency; concurrence of two vowel sounds in separate syllables.

hiatus - examples of usage

  1. The hiatus offered sufficient time for Miss Langdon entirely to recover her equanimity, and when at last Richard Morton's glance again sought her, he met the same cold, calm, unflinching gaze from her beautiful eyes that he had discovered there less than two weeks before, and, since, had never been able to forget for a single moment. - "The Last Woman", Ross Beeckman.
  2. A wavering resolution was precipitated by recollection of some disgraceful pages, but a moment after I was thinking that the omission of the book would create a hiatus. - "Muslin", George Moore.
  3. There was another black hiatus in the conversation. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
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