from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the manner of an adjective: as, the word is here used adjectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the manner of an adjective.

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  • adverb In the manner of an adjective.

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  • adverb as an adjective


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  • The Oxford English Dictionary gives it only as an obsolete noun meaning "Dirt, filth, defilement, foulness"; but though the noun had dropped out of use, probably because of its closeness to "hoar" and "whore," Shelley here uses it adjectively, meaning filthy or foul -- a usage that may have persisted in rural Sussex. line 48. and: written minutely and unclearly, but not "&" (as in 1989).

    Annotations 1997

  • And when engous is taken adjectively, as sometimes, it signifies

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith 1616-1683 1965

  • Aliquis may be used adjectively, and (occasionally) aliquī substantively.

    New Latin Grammar Charles E. Bennett

  • Them is the objective case of the personal pronoun and cannot be used adjectively like the demonstrative adjective pronoun.

    How to Speak and Write Correctly Joseph Devlin

  • An expression consisting of an asserting word followed by an adjective complement or by a participle used adjectively may be mistaken for a verb in the passive voice.

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition Brainerd Kellogg

  • The = Neuter = article _lo_ cannot precede a noun used _as such, _ but it may (elegantly) precede a noun used adjectively, as --

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) C. A. Toledano

  • _Pronouns_ are used in place of nouns; one class of them is used merely as the _substitutes_ of _names_; the pronouns of another class have a peculiar _reference_ to some _preceding words_ in the _sentence_, of which they are the substitutes, -- and those of a third class refer adjectively to the persons or things they represent.

    How to Speak and Write Correctly Joseph Devlin

  • "These are real savings-banks for heat" -- he explains pompously -- for he loves to tackle the difficult -- even adjectively.

    With Those Who Wait Frances Wilson Huard

  • The GERUND is the same as the participle in its forms, but differs in that, while the participle is always used adjectively, the GERUND

    Practical Grammar and Composition Thomas Wood

  • Thus, used adjectively in such phrases as "a gradely man," "a gradely crop," &c., it is synonymous with "decent."

    Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850 Various


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