Example sentences for: adjectival

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

  • It surely evolved from earlier use in more literal, straightforward contexts (for instance, to describe the sound of an automobile engine or a musical performance) and ultimately from the long-established and nonjudgmental phrase to make noises (that is, to express oneself about something), a construction that happily accommodates all manner of adjectival prefixes.

  • The niggers and darkies (where again the primarily adjectival word is the less offensive) of slavery became the Negroes and Coloreds of Jim Crow and are the African Americans and blacks of today.

  • The adjectival suffix - al is often slapped on words that already are adjectives.

  • It never means a `citizen of the USSR' or any other kind of person in Russian, though its adjectival derivative sovetskii can be used substantively alone or followed by chelovek `person,' to mean a `Soviet person.

  • The latter is not readily analyzable by normal parsing, for if we are drawn to retain the adjectival nature of stiff (instead of conceding that it might be used as an adverb), we are obliged to characterize worried as having taken on the guise of a copula.


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