“When you have a food label and see quite a lot of parenthesis—first tip that your food may be highly fabricated,” she says.
This, be it said in parenthesis, was "inexact," the visit had been made eight days before.
The parenthesis in the description of this view has been spoken of.
The spellings between marks of parenthesis indicate the pronunciation, according to the scheme given in the Introduction.
"I think you're very good," observed Phil, in a parenthesis.
Distinction is sought for the word in italic and not for the parenthesis enclosing the word.
Don't put us in a parenthesis—give us a chapter to ourselves.
It does, however, add a new and perhaps subtle thought as to the frequency of the occurrence of the parenthesis.
"Get him through if you can; he wasn't so bad," was the parenthesis of a French-Canadian.
His face is like wrinkled parchment, and he walks bent into a parenthesis, but his eyes are bright and young.
1540s, "words, clauses, etc. inserted into a sentence," from Middle French parenthèse (15c.), from Late Latin parenthesis "addition of a letter to a syllable in a word," from Greek parenthesis, literally "a putting in beside," from parentithenai "put in beside," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + en- "in" + tithenai "put, place," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Sense extension by 1715 from the inserted words to the curved brackets that indicate the words inserted.
A wooden parenthesis; the pillory. An iron parenthesis; a prison. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]