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Usage examples for nominal

  1. It put them into a terrible rage, and they sent nominal provocations to different members of the Gun Club. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  2. It very rarely happens that the nominal price of labour universally falls, but we well know that it frequently remains the same, while the nominal price of provisions has been gradually increasing. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  3. Surely you profess to have at least a nominal respect for the One who first uttered them!" – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  4. Of course, we'll find out his name, but I'll wager that when we get the nominal owner we won't be able to extract a thing from him in the way of actual facts." – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  5. The religious experience of such Negroes, therefore, was more nominal than rational. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  6. " The rent will be almost nominal," I replied. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. A nominal rent was agreed upon, and this was easy to pay, as Margaret's engagements were transferred to the new operator, while she, herself, attended to chickens and cows, and her six feet of husband. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  8. " I am inclined to think that I shall be proof against my nominal wife's charms, no matter how great they may be," he said emphatically. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  9. It is curious that all but one of them now really live in Johnsonville, although they still keep their nominal residence here. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  10. We observed in travelling, that the nominal and real distance of places had very little relation to each other. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  11. That, at least, was the nominal reason. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  12. Pipe sizes, unless otherwise stated, are given in terms of nominal internal diameter. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  13. And with this in view these clubs charge nominal sums for their privileges. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  14. In China, where the real as well as nominal price of labour is very low, sons are yet obliged by law to support their aged and helpless parents. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  15. Later in 1657, the Company threw open the freedom of the Company to the public for a nominal sum of five pounds. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  16. Nor was the attraction only for nominal Christians like these. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin
  17. There seem to be relics of the other methods, which were however so closely akin to methods of forming nominal stems that they need not be discussed here. – The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages by Andrew Woods Williamson
  18. This was to be no mere nominal satisfaction of honour. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
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