Usage examples for noun

  1. 6. The whole following clause is treated as a noun. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  2. No definition of the Irish people has yet been framed which would include me, though I am indubitably a person- I take " person" to be the singular of people which is a noun of multitude- and come of a family which held on to an Irish property for 300 years. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  3. It seems doubtful whether " its quality" is the adjective's quality, or the substantive's; but in either sense, the phrase is false; for an adjective is added to a noun, not to express any quality either of the adjective or of the noun, but to express some quality of the thing signified by the noun. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. I do not like fighting an abstract noun. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  5. An adjective with its noun is a general name, of which the adjective gives part of the Connotation. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  6. That is, if a word is employed with one form of the pronoun it becomes a noun, if with another pronoun, it becomes a verb. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  7. An Article is a word placed before a noun to show whether the latter is used in a particular or general sense. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  8. Master Bitherstone now, on whom the forcing system had the happier and not uncommon effect of leaving no impression whatever, when the forcing apparatus ceased to work was in a much more comfortable plight; and being then on shipboard, bound for Bengal, found himself forgetting with such admirable rapidity, that it was doubtful whether his declensions of noun- substantives would hold out to the end of the voyage. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  9. Of these, the Noun is the most important, as all the others are more or less dependent upon it. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  10. Will you decline an Armenian noun? – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  11. In fact, they agreed, or agreed as nearly as nine ladies could, that it was perhaps time that poetry should, as it certainly might, write itself straightforwardly, with the verb in its true English place, and the adjective walking soberly before the noun; shunning those silly elisions like ne'er and o'er, and, above all, avoiding the weak and loathly omission of the definite article. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  12. As they waited, now advancing a step, then halting again, Beatrix listened in some scorn to the fugue of praise which rose about her, a fugue composed chiefly of adjectives heaped in confusion about the single, magical noun temperament. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. In the latter instance, the participle becomes a noun and may take the article before it. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  14. " And the literature has laboriously mastered the adjective, wherever it may be in relation to the noun," Dr. Middleton added. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. Nightmare 2. House 3. Titles tended to be a noun followed by a numeral. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. What it really means, of course, is that certain men and women, by the personal force or quality of their lives, have succeeded in charging their names- names given them originally haphazard, as names are given to all of us- with a permanent significance as unmistakable as that belonging to the commonest noun. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  17. A very little consideration of the actual processes of thought in such a case, will show the truth of our observation, and the instinctive wisdom of the older song- writers, in putting the epithet as often as possible after the noun, instead of before it, even at the expense of grammar. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley
  18. Any word which thus makes complete sense, is, in that sense, a noun; because a noun is the name of any thing which can thus be mentioned by a name. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  19. In the word Kukulcan the noun can is qualified by the prefix kukul. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  20. I was still searching for a noun to go along with " damnable" when Clithering came back. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham