Example sentences for: derivers

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

  • In fact, one such word is savvy (`shreed; in the know'), which Greenman erroneously derivers (p.

  • I have encountered it in South Carolina and Georgia, and Thomas Wolfe puts it into the mouth of one of his characters in (I think) Look Homeward, Angel . I have assumed that it derivers from the French expression manquer faire `just miss doing, almost do,' the primary meaning of manquer being `to lack,' which could have shifted into colloquial usage as like . I cite this merely as a possibility, definitive proof being pretty hard to dig up.

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