Example sentences for: pepys

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

  • Pepys also has a tendency to omit subject pronouns, reminding one of television commercials: “Had a bowl of Whamo this morning.

  • Moreover, the Restoration period when Pepys kept his diary is a good time to compare with ours, because by then the basis of modern English had been laid down by the Elizabethans.

  • Except for proper names, the spelling checker stopped on two words in the Time paragraphs that were not in its lexicon: show- biz and credentialed . Likewise two words in Pepys's entry gave pause to the checker, though they are not so much lost words as obsolete forms of words: hath and doth . I should add that where Pepys phonetically wrote then he meant than and that he used the adjective handsome to describe his financial condition, as we would rarely do today.

  • There are also in Pepys's Diary words and phrases that have been admitted to our standard language but that still sound a bit colloquial.

  • as in “That ol' boy like to of killed hisself” or in Pepys's entry for April 14, 1660:“.


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