Definition of Superlatives

1. Noun. (plural of superlative) ¹



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Definition of Superlatives

1. superlative [n] - See also: superlative

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superlatives

superjumbos
superkey
superkeys
superkick
superkicks
superkingdom
superkingdoms
superlain
superlarge
superlation
superlations
superlative
superlative degree
superlatively
superlativeness
superlatives (current term)
superlattice
superlattices
superlawyer
superlawyers
superlay
superleague
superleagues
superleak
superleaks
superlean
superlens
superlenses
superlethal
superlie

Literary usage of Superlatives

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1. The King's English by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1906)
"superlatives without the. The omission of the with superlatives is limited by ordinary prose usage to (i) superlatives after a possessive: 'Your best plan'. ..."

2. The Comparison of Adjectives in English in the XV and the XVI Century by Louise Pound (1901)
"In the Utopia, beside 48 superlatives in most and 38 in -est are 12 ... Elyot, on the other hand, corresponding to his 1GO superlatives with most and 20 in ..."

3. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"Comparatives and superlatives. — Latin Comparatives and superlatives are generally best rendered by the corresponding English forms, but comparatives may ..."

4. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"Comparatives and superlatives. — Latin Comparatives and superlatives are generally best rendered by the corresponding English forms, but comparatives may ..."

5. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"Comparatives and superlatives. — Latin Comparatives and superlatives are generally best rendered by the corresponding English forms, but comparatives may ..."

6. Baptist Missionary Magazine by Massachusetts Baptist Convention, American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1829)
"On certain superlatives in the Bible. An occurrence has come to my knowledge ... Hebrew superlatives, I conceive to be employed in some passages in the New ..."

7. A Compendious German Grammar by William Dwight Whitney (1870)
"Declension of Comparatives and superlatives. 1. In general, comparatives and superlatives are subject to the same rules of declension as their positives, ..."

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