Adjective in a sentence

The word "adjective" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of adjective and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Adjective

  • Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
  • Not standing by itself; dependent.
  • Relating to procedure.
  • A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, “a wise ruler,” wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.
  • A dependent; an accessory.
  • To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.
  • the word class that qualifies nouns
  • a word that expresses an attribute of something
  • relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
  • of or relating to or functioning as an adjective

How to use adjective in a sentence. Adjective pronunciation.

Dostoevski's inequalities as a writer are so great that it is no wonder he has been condemned by some critics as a mere journalistic maker of melodrama, while others have exhausted their entire stock of adjectives in his exaltation.
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She was not without points, but notwithstanding these it could not be said that she deserved the adjective pretty; and he was already convinced that it was not good looks that prejudiced her in Father Peter's eyes.
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The gentle oath, the violent adjective, which are typical of our language and which he had cultivated before as a sign of manliness, he now elaborately eschewed.
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Those three adjectives describe the ideal lodging; but it will be noted that all these are relative.
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And now even the newspaper adjectives describing the scene have given out.
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Each day they got worse; soon it became clear that mere adjectives could not convey any idea of their terrors.
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Forty years ago (or, in all probability, a good deal more, for we have already completed thirty-seven years from Waterloo, and my remembrances upon this subject go back to a period lying much behind that great era), I used to be annoyed and irritated by the false interpretation given to the Greek word _aion_, and given necessarily, therefore, to the adjective _aionios_ as its immediate derivative.
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Since a certain amount of history was required in the construction of this figure, the less cultured wayfarers from Stuart River were prone to describe him after a still more primordial fashion, in which a command of strong adjectives was to be chiefly noted.
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And thereat John Gordon delivered himself of a vigorous flood of English, terse, intensive, denunciative, and composed solely of expletives and adjectives.
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But this opinion is shown to be untenable by the considerations, that, according to historical tradition, Canaan appears first as [Pg 33] the name of the ancestor;-that the verb כנע is never used of natural lowness, but always of humiliation;-that in our passage, where the name first occurs, it stands in connection with servitude;-that the masculine form of the noun (on the adjective termination _an_, compare _Ewald's Lehrb.
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With respect to the _signification_ of the name, the termination _on_, according to _Ewald_, § 163, forms adjectives and abstract nouns.
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The analogy of the name שלמה, which is formed after the manner of שילה, indicates that it has here _an adjective_ signification, and, like Solomon, Shiloh denotes "the man of rest," corresponds to the "Prince of Peace" in Is.
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It is, then, an adjective of intransitive signification.
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Now it is true that, by means of the feminine termination, adjectives are changed into abstract nouns, but never into such as indicate an action; but always into such only for which, in Latin and Greek, the neuter of the adjective might be used.
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If the contrary were the case, the masculine ־ִי would also occur, and the feminine would be met with as an adjective also.
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But as Thorwaldsen could not speak English and Sir Walter spoke nothing else, they merely beamed and ran the scale of adjectives, thus: Sublimissio!
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Nor does the customary adjective fail in later literature.
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In that black evening gown she was simply beyond the power of adjectives.
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For the rest, there were a few portraits of fast horses, fighters, and toe-dancers (the adjective qualifying all three!) which the senator's sporting groom had collected and tacked to the walls.
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It was with mixed feelings that Ashe listened while Mr. Peters transferred his adjectives of commendation to Joan.
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Examples of Adjective

Example #1
His most ardent admirer at this moment is Mr. Baring, who is at the same time animated by a strange jealousy of Turgenev's fame, and seems to think it necessary to belittle the author of "Fathers and Children" in order to magnify the author of "Crime and Punishment.
Example #2
His novels are filled with his personal experiences, he had an almost abnormal self-consciousness, and he bitterly complained that Turgenev, who did not need the money, received much more for his work than he.
Example #3
Nor was the excuse that her singing attracted too much attention an honest one.
Example #4
Her white even teeth showed prettily between her lips.
Example #5
She wanted him to reassure her; she looked at him pleadingly, not daring to ask for words of comfort but with all her nerves astrung to receive them: he had none to offer her.
Example #6
Having settled the whole matter to his satisfaction he sought to put it out of his mind, but that was more easily said than done; and he could not prevent the regrets nor stifle the misgivings which sometimes tormented him.