Definition of Restrictives
1. restrictive [n] - See also: restrictive
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Restrictives
Literary usage of Restrictives
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"Some restrictives are, by the custom of our language, applicable to singular ... Of the restrictives, two are called articles, the and an, which last is ..."
2. Systematic Education, Or, Elementary Instruction in the Various Departments by William Shepherd, Jeremiah Joyce, Lant Carpenter (1817)
"Of the restrictives, two are called Articles, the and an, which last is abbreviated into a before consonants, h when pronounced (unless the second syllable ..."
3. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Embracing a New Systematic Order of by Samuel Kirkham (1840)
"restrictives. Some restrictives, in modern times, are applied only to singular ... But most restrictives, like adjectives, are applied to both singular and ..."
4. Observations on Aneurism: Selected from the Works of the Principal Writers by John Eric Erichsen (1844)
"I dressed it up with restrictives and compress wrung out of oxy- crate. ... I put in some of the former, and applied my restrictives and bandage over the ..."
5. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"... what thickens the confusion is, the indeterminate character of the restrictives, along and only. Each of them is employed sometimes in the character of ..."