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of or relating to or functioning as an adjective


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[...] multi-cultural is used adjectivally. It describes the social characteristics and problems of governance posed by any society in which different cultural communities live together and attempt to build a common life while retaining something of their 'original' identity.
(7) That "good" is not being understood adjectivally, such that it would make sense to talk about "good-independent appetites" is evident, I think, from the alternative possible judgment that the appetite is "bad." What would "bad-independent appetites" be?
Although the root's precise definition is unclear and its etymology unknown, (28) its attestations suggest two different, though related, meanings: 'difficult to see/dark' and 'feeble/insubstantial.' (29) In archaic literature the root often serves adjectivally as a poeticism for 'dead' and verbally as 'to kill,' often with the sense of 'ruin,' like other words with similar meanings.
Disruptions 8, 17, and 24 constituted adjectivally ambiguous insertions with little cue to their being mistakes to fix.
A synonymous, more eloquent approach to indexing is to adjectivally differentiate referents that share the same noun.
(20) In later Ethiopic sources the same root is even seen to be used adjectivally with reference to Satan (the phrase saytan regum 'cursed Satan' is attested).
Their positions will be reflected, even if only adjectivally, in the new conclusions the 27 plan to adopt on their relations with Switzerland before Christmas.
Mr Mitchell, by contrast, admits to swearing "adjectivally" as he had a row with police officers guarding the gates to Downing Street by saying: "You guys are supposed to f*** help us." He has apologised for this.
Equally, the double use of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], adverbially at 1265 to describe Oedipus' cries, and adjectivally at 1267 to describe the whole scene ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), implies a continuity between Oedipus' behaviour and its wider context which problematizes our reading of both.
(35) The OED suggests that the reference might have been more pointed than this in 1621: this example from The Advancement is its first quotation in support of "empiric" used adjectivally. In fact, although it remains an unusual word through the century, (36) empiric in Lewis's usage may both be less rare and more Baconian than has been previously recognized, the specific choice of adjective here embodying a particular connection between the two texts and the two men.
Eragrostis, or lovegrass, flourishes in American deserts and plains, just as it does in this poem and in the speaker's memory, where it appears as "love grass" and adjectivally as "love-grass," probably for the first time in English.
Sensuality, promise, terror, sublimity, idyllic pleasure, intense energy: the Orient as a figure in the pre-Romantic, pretechnical Orientalist imagination of late-eighteenth-century Europe was really a chameleonlike quality called (adjectivally) 'Oriental'.
Let's hope he never scores the winning goal at Wembley, adjectivally he has nowhere left to go.
What's really on her mind--"aging"--comes in by a side door (parenthetically, adjectivally), the way realizations slip to consciousness.
While Kaplan (2005:43) is right in saying that in Fiji 'profit is no longer a sinister foreign deity'--especially if made on their vanua--business remains something often proclaimed 'antithetical to things of the vanua (meaning "land", "common people", and adjectivally "traditional" things), which are deemed the most important things for indigenous Fijians to retain' (Tomlinson 2004:191; see also Williksen-Bakker 2002).