1 'Hold your tongue, Beadle,' said the second old gentleman, when Mr. Bumble had given vent to this compound adjective.
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.
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3 The adjective our gave mortal offence.
4 He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
5 As to the adjectives, I said, if I remember right, amiable, unambitious, and absent-minded.
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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.