Example sentences for: definite

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

  • What can cause a bout of head-scratching is deciding whether the definite or indefinite article is involved.

  • According to some authorities, when the present capital of New Mexico was founded by Spanish colonizers in 1610, it was named La Villa Real de Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís . In later versions this grandiloquent title, really more a dedication than a name, sometimes has the definite article la inserted between de and Santa , which changes the meaning from Saint Francis of Assisi's Royal City of Holy Faith to the Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi . In modern times at least, and possibly since its founding, the capital, no longer royal, has been known simply as Santa Fe . Since Romance derivatives of Latin sanctus mean holy as well as saint , the Spanish name today, like the same name for several towns in countries of Spanish culture, means in English `Holy Faith.

  • , the range within which two-thirds of all returns fall, used as a rough measure of volatility--is far smaller than would justify the immense premium investors give up to own bonds or bills with definite coupons and payment on maturity.

  • Stoat flirted briefly with a form of writing that used only the definite and indefinite articles, but soon became disenchanted with such lifeless passages as:

  • Baker et al [ 11 12 ] used fragments with definite amino acid sequences, and their structural variations in different known proteins, as potential templates for predicting new protein structures.


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