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Usage examples for noun

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. In the latter instance, the participle becomes a noun and may take the article before it. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  11. Will you decline an Armenian noun? – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  12. Nightmare 2. House 3. Titles tended to be a noun followed by a numeral. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I do not like fighting an abstract noun. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
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