DERIVATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DERIVATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
derivative
 a.  unoriginal; derived from another source
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  It is a sort of derivative which disarranges and disconcerts the whole science of etymologists.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
2  Man is a derivative of the night.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
3  While exclaiming loudly against duels and brawls, they excited them secretly to quarrel, deriving an immoderate satisfaction or genuine regret from the success or defeat of their own combatants.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
4  In no instance, let us say, was this worthy gentleman accused of deriving personal advantage from the cooperation of his minions.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
5  She had a turn for narrative, I for analysis; she liked to inform, I to question; so we got on swimmingly together, deriving much entertainment, if not much improvement, from our mutual intercourse.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  Fanny's spirits lived on it half the morning, deriving some accession of pleasure from its writer being himself to go away.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  Certainly he must have found the situation almost unbearable, in view of the fact that, after deriving inspiration from two glasses of tea not wholly undiluted with rum, Nozdrev was engaged in lying unmercifully.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
8  In like manner, not many years ago, the Venetians, with a full treasury, lost their whole dominions without deriving the least advantage from their wealth.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
9  I derived from this, that Joe's education, like Steam, was yet in its infancy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
10  While he was putting up the other cast and coming down from the chair, the thought crossed my mind that all his personal jewelry was derived from like sources.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
11  We always derived profound satisfaction from making an appointment for this purpose.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
12  No wisdom on earth could have given me the comfort that I should have derived from their simplicity and fidelity; but I could never, never, undo what I had done.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
13  I derived that, from the look they interchanged.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
14  I sometimes derived an impression, from his manner or from a whispered word or two which escaped him, that he pondered over the question whether he might have been a better man under better circumstances.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
15  He was as mute and senseless as the box, from which his form derived the only expression it had.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Although her early poetry was clearly derivative in nature, the critics thought she had promise and eventually would find her own voice.
2  Now a story or movie being derivative is not necessarily a bad thing.
3  Japanese people wage over $180bn a year on this pinball derivative, fleeing the tedium of office and home life for its noisy thrills.
4  His painting/style is terribly derivative.
5  Economic viability, including the environmental and social benefits deriving from forests, is a pre-requisite for wider adoption of sustainable forest management practices, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
6  The English word 'olive' is derived from the Latin word 'oliva'.
7  We have derived a great deal of benefit from her advice.
8  She derived no benefit from the course of drugs.
9  The company derived substantial benefit from the deal.
10  The items used were derived from data from participant observation, and therefore constituted a re-presentation of items to the community.
11  However the quantities derived from these parameters, which relate to biologically meaningful quantities, are very consistent.
12  Medically, we will derive great benefit from this technique.
13  Females and cubs clearly derive some benefit from living in groups.
14  Most patients derive enjoyment from leafing through old picture albums.
15  Cosmic rays derive their name from the fact that they bombard the earth's atmosphere from outer space.