ADJECTIVE in a Sentence

Learn ADJECTIVE from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

For ADJECTIVE, below is one of 15 sentences:
He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.

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 Meanings and Examples of ADJECTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a word which describes a noun
Classic Sentence:
1  'Hold your tongue, Beadle,' said the second old gentleman, when Mr. Bumble had given vent to this compound adjective.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
2  I do not know whether the spotted handkerchiefs which so many of them wear over their heads might have suggested the strange adjective which she used.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  The adjective our gave mortal offence.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
4  He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVIII
5  As to the adjectives, I said, if I remember right, amiable, unambitious, and absent-minded.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
6  By "everything" I mean both the various encouraging and stimulating cries with which Russian folk urge on their horses, and a random, unpremeditated selection of adjectives.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  The function of an adjective is to describe or add to the meaning of a noun.
2  In French the adjective must agree with the noun in number and gender.
3  In 'a sudden movement', 'sudden' is an adjective in the attributive position.
4  Complete the sentence with one of the adjectives provided.
5  It is a rule of English that adjectives generally precede the noun they modify: we say "a good cry", not "a cry good".
6  Thus associative adjectives should never admit an intensifying adverb.
7  Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify.
8  The whole point of the post is that the rabble is destroying the language by replacing adverbs with adjectives.