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noun as in word modifying a verb

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Example Sentences

He was too busy riding shotgun on stagecoaches through the Sierras to sit at a desk agonizing over adverbs.

There are the many-claused thickets of adverbs and unlikely similes of writing done on Adderall.

Some adverbs can modify a sentence rather than a verb alone.

Or have House Speaker John Boehner introduce a bill to outlaw adverbs in this campaign, thus rendering Newt mute.

And it is accordingly by adverbs, and accessory adjectives, that the degrees of comparison are expressed.

But I would rather be looney that-a-way than to have as much sense as King Solomon and all his adverbs.

The numerals of the language are converted into adverbs by the inflection ing, making one, once, &c.

In Japanese adverbs are formed by suffixing ni and to, like the English ly and French ment.

But excepting a few, the whole class of words, denominated adverbs, can be resolved into other parts of speech.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adverbs, such as: modifier, qualifier, and limiter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.