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Usage examples for ordinal

  1. They use the ordinal numerals for this purpose also. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  2. I suspect that Macrobius, in his representation, has mistaken the cardinal number for the ordinal; and that what he renders one should be first, or chief. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  3. The Ordinal might be retained, but it would cease to have any meaning. – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  4. The Ordinal, the Articles, the Consecration of Churches, and the Institution of Ministers made no part of the Prayer Book as it was set forth in 1789; nor do they, even now, strictly speaking, make a part of it, although in the matter of binding force and legal authority they are on the same footing. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  5. The fundamental infinite numbers are not ordinal, but are what is called cardinal. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  6. Here it may be noticed that, although I never found it to do so, the word odd is capable of taking an ordinal form. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  7. " We really, however, do not see any necessity for either of these Services in American Books, as with us the Ordinal always, now, makes a part of the Prayer Book in all editions. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  8. He says, " An, therefore, is the original English adjective or ordinal number one; and was never written a until after the Conquest." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. Thus the ordinal adjectives, first, second, third, next, and last, may qualify the cardinal numbers, but they cannot very properly be qualified by them. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  10. As an individual among a body of Christians I am powerless to change either the ordinal vows or the Creeds, I am obliged to wait for the consensus of opinion. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  11. The Ordinal being what it is, is very properly prefaced with a statement of the witness of history to the fact " that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church- Bishops, Priests and Deacons." – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  12. That is, of every compound ordinal number, the last term only is ordinal in form. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. An ordinal number answers to the question, " Which one?" – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. This is the enchantment, this the exaltation, The all- compensating wonder, Giving to common things wild kindred With the gold- tesserate floors of Jove; Linking such heights and such humilities, Hand in hand in ordinal dances, That I do think my tread, Stirring the blossoms in the meadow- grass Flickers the unwithering stars. – The Old English Herbals by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
  15. And in any case, counting gives us what mathematicians call the ordinal number of our terms; that is to say, it arranges our terms in an order or series, and its result tells us what type of series results from this arrangement. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  16. In the present German, the ordinal is zweite, a word etymologically connected with the cardinal zweitwo. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  17. The present chapter shows that they are certainly found in some, and possibly in all of the ordinal numbers. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  18. The Pontifical, or Ordinal, they continued as a separate book, although it soon for the sake of convenience became customary in England, as it has always been customary here, for Prayer Book and Ordinal to be stitched together by the binders into a single volume. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  19. Finally, that in seven, nine, and ten, the final liquid, although now belonging to the cardinal, was once the characteristic of the ordinal number. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
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