Definition of 'phone'
Example sentences containing 'phone'
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She tried to phone again at noon but no one picked up the phone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only use your phone or computer within sight of family. The Sun (2016)Then my daughter phoned and said she was on her way round. The Sun (2016)They thought they picked up their phones half as much as they actually did. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The official phone number may be shown on your debit or credit card. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It advises passengers to turn off the phones and not put them in the hold. The Sun (2016)For there is no shame about being seen using a phone behind the wheel. The Sun (2016)On average they accessed the internet on their phone or another device for three hours a day. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That's in the past but she is still refusing to buy me a phone. The Sun (2016)The menu was like those cards you find in phone boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then you can forget about the remote control and use your phone or tablet instead. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While she was on the phone her daughter vanished. The Sun (2016)Welcome to a reality where mobile phones and tablet computers bring images to life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You are longing to dial the phone and hear their voice. The Sun (2011)The phone was almost as big a hit as the film. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You may be able to cut your phone bill by sending fewer texts and making fewer calls. The Sun (2013)Please include your address and a daytime phone number where possible. The Sun (2012)You must include a daytime phone number. The Sun (2006)My eldest son checked my phone on a weekend visit and found messages from my new girlfriend. The Sun (2012)Members of the public see and phone the police. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)You can get on your phone or computer and let the world know. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is where explicit images are sent by text message from one mobile phone to another. The Sun (2013)The other end of the phone line exploded into laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Within an hour the two men were speaking on the phone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Phone boxes seemed part of the countryside. The Sun (2008)No one was permitted to use a phone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She then phoned her daughter to say what a nice fellow he sounded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the app takes the results straight to your phone or tablet. The Sun (2013)Some still obsessively dial the mobile phones of their relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This should cut manufacturing costs and reduce the number of chargers thrown away when consumers buy new phones. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When buying a phone, ask if there are models that are particularly effective at picking up a signal. The Sun (2014)
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