Usage examples for augmentative

  1. Words like braggadocio, trombone, balloon, being words of foreign origin, prove nothing as to the further existence of augmentative forms in English. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Maelstroms of battle caught in storms of fire, Torn and involved by weaponry of gods- Crescented blades that met with rounds of shields; Grappling of shapes, seen through the riven blaze An instant, then once more obscure, and known Only by giant heavings of that war Of furious gods and roused elements, Divided, leagued, contending evermore Along the desert- these, augmentative Round one thick center, stunned the faltering night. – The Star-Treader and other poems by Clark Ashton Smith
  3. The ending azo is often merely augmentative – Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
  4. Ohnawa, C., current, swift stream of water; gannasteton, B., swift river; tsihon, an augmentative suffix,-" exceedingly swift." – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  5. It is the augmentative suffix. – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  6. The augmentative forms, pre- eminently common in the Italian language, often carry with them a depreciating sense. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham