Example sentences for: adjectival

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

  • It might have been a very over here in 1796, but for the French, then as now, it is adjectival.

  • Had they consulted Jaeger, they would have found that Orcinus is the adjectival form of Orcus ; the Latin name for Hades.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.


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