Example sentences for: diminutive

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

  • Primerole probably derives from the Old French primier `first,' with the diminutive suffix - ole , implying smallness.

  • Adding diminutive suffixes is often a disparaging tactic.

  • Bonnard had met the high-heeled, diminutive model for many of these paintings of nudes around 1893.

  • Dolley Madison, he explains, controlled her diminutive husband and "launched the White House's first 'drawing room' receptions which, in her day, were celebrated--the men in 'black or blue coat with vest, black breeches and black stockings,' the ladies 'not remarkable for anything so much as for the exposure of their swelling breasts and bare backs.

  • Then we are told that heinie is “spelled as if it were Yiddish,” which shows how much Thorne knows about German spelling and pronunciation; the variant hinie is not shown (the word is, after all, a diminutive of behind: the heinie spelling probably cropped up during WWI in confusion with the similarly pronounced Heinie , a synonym for Bosch or Kraut , short for Hein-rich ). At Hicksville it might have been fun to mention that it is a placename in New York (Nassau County) and in several other states.

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