What is the longest alphabetized (by first letter) sentence you can construct?

For example, consider these "words":

be, a, fish, elephant, crashed, dead

If this were a sentence, it would be valid:

A be crashed dead elephant fish

The sentence doesn't have to be logical, but it must be a sentence. Example of an illogical sentence:

The fish walked over the air

If you run out of 26 words somehow, you may start over at A yet again, but no reusing words.

  • $\begingroup$ wordcounter.net may help with counting your words/word reuse $\endgroup$
    – Justin
    Feb 7, 2015 at 6:17
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, contests like this one seem to devolve into ones of stretching what it means to be a sentence. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Feb 7, 2015 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ Do the words just have to be in alphabetical order, or do they have to start with successive letters like your example does? $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Feb 7, 2015 at 11:58

2 Answers 2


I've got one at 26+26=52 words

Any blue crown does encompass fatter grey helmets in just kings' lovely mild noses, opening paths, quickly reaping short things underneath violent winds, xeroxing yelling zebras and brown candied diapers entirely filled, grossly helping it, juicing kind, light, minced navel oranges, purposely queuing rinds, slowly tenderizing uncovered violas with xerotic yellow zippers.

  • $\begingroup$ What is xeroxing? $\endgroup$ Mar 1, 2016 at 17:40
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    $\begingroup$ Photocopying. (Xerox sold the first photocopiers.) $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jul 19, 2016 at 20:52

After birth cardinals destroy envelopes for glorious hats.

I know it isn't that good, but I didn't look in dictionaries to temporarily know some new words.


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