Now there are more adjectives
in this language than there are black cats in Switzerland, and they must all be as elaborately declined as the examples above suggested.
Out of this, the facetious habit had arisen in the neighbourhood surrounding Mincing Lane of making christian names for him of adjectives
and participles beginning with R.
This last was a piece of biting sarcasm against the INDEPENDENT, who, in consequence of not having been invited at all, had been, through four numbers, affecting to sneer at the whole affair, in his very largest type, with all the adjectives
in capital letters.
Miss Sawyer shuddered openly at the adjective
"lively" as applied to a child; her belief being that though children might be seen, if absolutely necessary, they certainly should never be heard if she could help it.
Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective
, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather.
He gloated over every abhorrent adjective
in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
You have, indeed, flattered me very strongly by representing me as constantly thinking of and for other people, whereas the rest think of themselves alone, but on the other hand you have contradictorily called me "unsocial," which is certainly the last adjective
I should have expected to find in the neighborhood of my name.
To be sure our panegyrics were somewhat laconic, consisting in the repetition of that name, united with the potent adjective
We would not wish to mislead our readers in their conceptions of any of our characters, and we therefore feel it necessary to add that the adjective
, in the preceding agnomen of Mr.
On top of all that, you want me to do menial work" - Harvey was very proud of that adjective
- "till the Fall.
Smallweed's favourite adjective
of disparagement is so close to his tongue that he begins the words "my dear friend" with the monosyllable "brim," thus converting the possessive pronoun into brimmy and appearing to have an impediment in his speech.
The gentle oath, the violent adjective
, which are typical of our language and which he had cultivated before as a sign of manliness, he now elaborately eschewed.
pronounced Maudlin, whence maudlin, adjective
descriptive of ruined and dilapidated houses in which great numbers of the working people found shelter in those days.
But he could not find an adjective
that would make the line the right length, try how he might.