Example sentences for: partridge

How can you use “partridge” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • However, according to Eric Partridge, in his Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English , the word was obsolete in the UK by 1934; but it was far from dead in Australia as late as 1965.

  • Other linguists who have taken on the chalenge of doing so include Jonathan Green, Hotten, Grose, William and Mary Morris, Wentworth and Flexner, and Eric Partridge, who published the first edition of his enormous Dictionary of Slag and Unconvential English in 1937.

  • This is the haunt of mountain hare, partridge, and the ibex (Capra pyrenaica), a wild mountain goat with large horns that is unique to Spain.

  • On the other hand, Eric Partridge derives this usage from the Hindu deity via British army slang.

  • Those who have always thought (or been taught) that Hamlet's Get thee to a nunnery rudely suggests that poor Ophelia hie herself to a brothel, Professor Spevack, ignoring Eric Partridge and other Shakespeare scholars, will have none of that interpretation.


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