Example sentences for: alliterative

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

  • Does a sea captain think “port,” or, rather, “ port --four letters--same as left ”? When he enters a harbor, does he know the red nun buoys mark the right side of the channel, or must the alliterative “Red right returning” come to mind first?

  • To my ears, restores my soul with its - z sound in the middle of the alliteration is irritating and divisive, while the -th in restoreth my soul smoothly slides along, bringing the alliterative - s 's together, etherealizing the restoring and uniting it with my soul.

  • The movie, with its alliterative abuse, name-calling, taunts, shouting and yelling, threats, scolding, and nasty sarcasm is much livelier and much scarier for children than the book.

  • In VERBATIM [I, 1 and I, 2], respectively, Roger Wescott and Paul Lloyd, discussed rhyming, rhythmical, or alliterative “word chains,” otherwise known as “coordinates” or “binomials” and “trinomials,” which exist not only in English but in other languages as well.

  • In the versions that abandoned the alliterative connection, it was possibly easier to give a satirical slant to the names, as with Mr. Sand the Grocer, probably alluding to the same suspicions of adulteration in the trade voiced in G.K. Chesterton's verses, The Song Against Grocers:


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