Example sentences for: derivations

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

  • The Southern word for a “temper tantrum,' hissy (“She had a hissy when I told her she couldn't go”), first recorded in 1934, has three plausible derivations.

  • Charts showing the chief languages and their derivations can be found in many dictionaries—inside the front cover of The Random House Unabridged , for example.

  • Theirs was a revolution of the imagination, and many of their works continue to present the vigor of that spirit even after three-quarters of a century of pastiches and secondhand derivations, but at the same time they present an unhappy example of wishful thinking.

  • In his treatise on words and expressions derived from firearms [XV,1], Richard Lederer was often correct in his selection of words but was often wrong as to their meanings and derivations.

  • There is, for example, no uncertainly about the derivations of matrimony and mother , both from the Indo-European * matter meaning `mother,' the former through Latin and Norman French and the latter through a Germanic root.


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