Definition of Preterites

1. Noun. (plural of preterite) ¹



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Definition of Preterites

1. preterite [n] - See also: preterite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preterites

pretentiously
pretentiousness
pretentiousnesses
preter-
preter-human
preterhuman
preterient
preterimperfect
preterimperfects
preterist
preterists
preterit
preterite
preterite-present verb
preteriteness
preterites (current term)
preterition
preteritions
preteritive
preteritness
preterits
preterlapsed
preterlegal
preterm
preterm baby
preterm infant
preterminal
pretermination
preterminations
pretermission

Literary usage of Preterites

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1. The Mother Tongue by Sarah Louise Arnold, George Lyman Kittredge, John Hays Gardiner (1901)
"WEAK preterites IN -ED OR -D. 390. Most weak verbs form their Preterite in -ed. ... Make sentences containing the preterites of the following weak verbs:— ..."

2. Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Troilus by George Lyman Kittredge (1891)
"[Inf. wepe, -en, cf. 5591, 6445, 7598 f, etc.] 104. A few Romance verbs show syncopated preterites in ..."

3. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... ENGLISH preterites. A LIVING language is like a living man. It has its tender infancy ; its passionate youth; its careful maturity; its gradual, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... LOST SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH preterites. A LIVING language is like a living man. It has its tender infancy ; its passionate youth ; its careful maturity; ..."

5. The Philological Museum by Julius Charles Hare (1833)
"On English preterites and Genitives. IN the first volume of this Museum, pp. ... of some remarks on the form of certain English preterites and participles, ..."

6. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE SO-CALLED STRONG preterites. § 412. THE previous chapters have been, more or less, general; the question with which they dealt ..."

7. Imaginary Conversations by Walter Savage Landor (1883)
"open, on a wide field, in full sunshine. Cowley always writes the preterites and participles ... preterites ..."

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