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Usage examples for prefix

  1. But, in order to give the reader a clear idea of what has been done in it, and to enable him to judge more accurately, how far the great object that was proposed, has been obtained, it will be necessary to prefix a short account of the several voyages which have been made on discoveries to the Southern Hemisphere, prior to that which I had lately the honour to conduct, and which I am now going to relate. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. " You'll give your arm to Mary," Lady Cantrip said, dropping the ceremonial prefix. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  3. The prefix, " monsieur," which the old police agent used in speaking of his colleague, displeased Gevrol so much that he pretended not to understand. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  4. It was night when I arrived, and the splendor and strangeness of everything around bewildered and confused me so much, that I forgot to put the prefix of 'Major' to my name, when I registered it in the big book. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  5. The error should be corrected thus: " Repeat some adverbs that are composed of the prefix a, or preposition a, and nouns." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. No word beginning with per, is superlative by virtue of this Latin prefix. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. This was the child who was delivered into the hands of Miss Silence Withers, her mother's half- sister, keeping house with her brother Malachi, a bachelor, already called Old Malachi, though hardly entitled by his years to such a venerable prefix. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. But this does not seem to be Grimm's view; he rather suggests that the ge- may have been a prefix to verbs in general, originally attached to all their forms, but finally abandoned everywhere except in the case of the participle. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  9. The young officer explained to me that he held an important position at court, and that he was entitled to prefix Baron to his name. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  10. " Spare me the formal prefix, I beg. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. In the evening they held a reception at the palace, when not only those persons who had the magic prefix von to their names were admitted, but deputations of citizens, merchants, and artisans were presented, the Queen praising their good manners afterwards. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  12. Occasionally the surname is employed in its Irish form, but I have not heard them using the 'Mac' prefix when speaking Irish among themselves; perhaps the idea of a surname which it gives is too modern for them, perhaps they do use it at times that I have not noticed. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  13. A particle employed as the usual sign or prefix of the infinitive mood of the verb; and it might, in such use, be deemed a syllable of the verb. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. But I have a prefix. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  15. 3. The forms without the prefix ge-, to those with them. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  16. It is certain that the prefix an, alone, has no meaning. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  17. In the case of 5, if we cut out the prefix m in the Mon word m'san, we have fairly close agreement with the Khasi san. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  18. Only the young girl habitually used the formal prefix in return for the " Miss Phoebe" that he called her. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
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