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Definition to exclude or neglect something
  • She recounted the whole story except that she omitted names.
  • He omitted a few details to place himself in a more favorable light.
  • Don't omit the details in your report.
  • Not a fact has been omitted, not a detail has been exaggerated.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But I do notice they omit the part where I covered her in flowers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Their time being limited (no one knew why) they had omitted France.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I omitted to mention her until now because she was largely omitted from the consciousness of Bigger Thomas.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Mr. Ratchett had omitted to put his watch back an hour as he should have done at Tzaribrod .
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • It expressly omitted the loyal slave states from its terms.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • And now—what had she done, or what had she omitted to do, to merit such a change?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • From the time the Shabatas had first moved to the neighboring farm, she had omitted no opportunity of throwing Marie and Emil together.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Dear mistress, I was there and will relate The perfect truth, omitting not one word.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • He never omitted the ceremony afterwards, and the gravity and quiescence with which I underwent it, seemed to invest it for him with a certain charm.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I admitted almost everything about Ethan, omitting only the part about making love.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • To omit a word always, to resort to inept metaphors and obvious periphrases, is perhaps the most emphatic way of stressing it.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • And you would do well to omit must from any speech directed at me.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Renly, Stannis, Joffrey, Tommen .... how did he come to omit Balon Greyjoy and Robb Stark?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • He omitted one detail: For the sake of Mac and his family, he said nothing of how the chocolate had been lost.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Again, I told the truth, only omitting a bloodsucking, Imprinting detail here and an I-don't-trust-youanymore detail there.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • He omitted no opportunity of being with them, threw himself in their way, called at all hours; but I need not be particular on this subject.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion

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