Definition of Indefinites

1. indefinite [n] - See also: indefinite



Lexicographical Neighbors of Indefinites

indefinite
indefinite-article
indefinite-pronoun
indefinite adjective
indefinite adjectives
indefinite article
indefinite articles
indefinite block
indefinite call sign
indefinite integral
indefinite integrals
indefinite pronoun
indefinite quantity
indefinitely
indefiniteness
indefinites (current term)
indefinitude
indefinitudes
indefinity
indegree
indegrees
indehiscence
indehiscences
indehiscent
indel
indelable
indelectable
indeliberate
indeliberated
indeliberately

Literary usage of Indefinites

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Old English Grammar by Eduard Sievers (1893)
"8) indefinites. 343. The indefinite pronoun "some one" is expressed by sum, which is declined ... Most of the other indefinites are formed by composition. ..."

2. A New German Grammar for Beginners by Paul Valentine Bacon (1916)
"Inflected indefinites. — The following indefinites usually take the regular inflection of adjectives : — (а) 2Ш is usually uninflected before ber ..."

3. An Italian Grammar by Ruth Shepard Phelps (1917)
"Alphabetical List of indefinites. alcuno, -i, -a, -e 'some,' 'any.' (Adj. or pron., used often with non to mean ' not any. ..."

4. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"Parse the demonstratives and the indefinites. In parsing the word, tell whether it is used as a pronoun or as an adjective. If it is used as a pronoun, ..."

5. A Brief Spanish Grammar with Historical Introductions and Exercises by August Hjalmar Edgren (1899)
"indefinites. 70. The indefinites are: a. Nouns:—alguien (invar.) 'somebody,' algo (invar.) 'something';— nadie (invar.) 'anybody'; usually 'nobody ' (with ..."

6. A German Grammar by Charles Harris (1914)
"indefinites 420. Only a few of the indefinites need to be mentioned here. The use of the others conforms closely to that of other adjectives and pronouns. ..."

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