For some reason, the text annotations - contrary to definitions - were limited to 256 characters. This was too limiting for example sentences, in particular when these examples are citations where you need to extract a long sentence and add the title of the book, the author, etc.
This limit has just been extended. From now on, text annotations can be as long as definitions.
Other text annotations include IPA, hyphenation and other language specific annotations such as pinyin for Mandarin. At the moment, you can access the annotations by clicking on the link "Annotation »" in the last column of the translation table. We are still working on a way of making the annotations more visible for the word that is being consulted.