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When we put words together - adjective with noun, noun with verb, verb with object - we start to talk to each other. -- Donald Hall
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As with all inferior things, this part of the city was given an adjective while the rest stole the noun. -- Gloria Steinem
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To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time. -- Gregory Bateson
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She chose the adjective deliberately. Handsome or sexy conveyed surface appeal. Beautiful addressed the whole package, inside and out. -- Joey W. Hill
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Once she read a book but found it distasteful because it contained adjectives. -- Lois Lowry
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Love is a verb; an action word. Its not a noun or an adjective. -- Carolyn Miles
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I'm glad you like adverbs - I adore them; they are the only qualifications I really much respect. -- Henry James
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Grammar, you're the pickiest noun I know. -- Buffy Andrews
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Grammar has qualities, shapes and forms. -- Frederick Lenz
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Our word choices give a sentence its luster, and they deserve intense attention. -- Constance Hale
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Extraordinary and null - these two adjectives apply to the sexual act, and, consequently, to everything resulting from it, to life first of all. -- Emil Cioran
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I've got an adjective that just fits you. -- F Scott Fitzgerald
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I don't know why we have to put things in boxes of superlatives. That isolates them. Life is fluid, and the minute you start trying to put a line around something, it will deceive you and go away. -- Alan Arkin
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Death to all modifiers, he declared one day, and out of every letter that passed through his hands went every adverb and every adjective. -- Joseph Heller
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If someone were to ask about your taste in fine dining and you were to say, "I lean toward food served with vivid adjectives," you'd probably get a pretty strange look; -- Leonard Mlodinow
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There were the years - years of childhood and innocence - when I had believed that carminative meant - well, carminative. And now, before me lies the rest of my life - a day, perhaps, ten years, half a century, when I shall know that carminative means windtreibend. -- Aldous Huxley
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But the adjectives change," said Jimmy. "Nothing's worse than last year's adjectives. -- Margaret Atwood
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Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts. -- Harper Lee
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The emergence of a new term to describe a certain phenomenon, of a new adjective to designate a certain quality, is always of interest, both linguistically and from the point of view of the history of human thought. -- Logan Pearsall Smith
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Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose. -- Dick Schaap
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Ardent, intelligent, sweet, sensitive, cultivated, erudite. These are the adjectives of praise in an androgynous world. Those who consider them epithets of shame or folly ought not to be trusted with leadership, for they will be men hot for power and revenge, certain of right and wrong. -- Carolyn Heilbrun
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A good story is [a] kind of irritant. You read it, then you cannot stop thinking about it. Eventually, your mind and heart encyst about it, and what occurs is a pearl of the soul. -- Jane Yolen
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They've a temper, some of them
particularly verbs: they're the proudest
adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs
however I can manage the whole lot of them! -- Lewis Carroll
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charmingly useful, if any friend should happen to ask if you have ever studied Logic. Mind you bring all seven words into your answer, and you friend will go away deeply impressed
'a sadder and a wiser -- Lewis Carroll
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Adorkable. It's in its own category. -- Anne Eliot
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Nouns and verbs hold the power but syntax casts the spell. -- Janet Peery
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I start looking for adjectives in news reporting, and if there are too many of them, if they're all sort of repeatedly designed to influence my thinking in a certain way, I start getting concerned. I'm leery of people trying to paint a picture in a certain way. -- Thomas Sadoski
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Words have a universe of qualities other than those of descriptive relation: Hardness, Density, Sound-Shape, Vector-Force, & Degrees of Transparency/Opacity. -- Clark Coolidge
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Beware of the compound adjective, beloved of the tyro and the 'poetess'. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Whatever the thing you wish to say, there is but one word to express it, but one verb to give it movement, but one adjective to qualify it; you must seek until you find this noun, this verb, this adjective. -- Gustave Flaubert
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The road to hell is paved with adverbs. -- Stephen King
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Diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun substantives. -- Florence Nightingale
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the best-remembered experiences are distinctive/unique or have a strong>strongstrong> emotional component. -- Daniel J. Levitin
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Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives -- Alfred De Musset
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Careful writers and discerning readers delight in the profusion of words in the English lexicon, no two of which are exact synonyms. Many words convey subtle shades of meaning, -- Steven Pinker
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Intelligent and alert, wistful but enthusiastic, frank yet tactful, assured without conceit and tender without sentimentality. -- Cecil Beaton
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Beautiful as sweet, And young as beautiful, and soft as young, And gay as soft, and innocent as gay! -- Edward Young
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When you hear a Spanish cook describe a paella or a cake, you realize she's using a much richer repertoire of adjectives than what one of us would use to characterize a book or an important experience. -- Julio Cortazar
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Avoid the ecstatic adjectives that occupy such disproportionate space in every critic's quiver - words like "enthralling" and "luminous." -- William Zinsser
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The real greatness tends to be a verb much more than an adjective, and it's a duty preceding been an honour. -- Ammar Moussa
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A word Gorgeous is much sexier than a word Beautiful -- Rahul
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optimism. Lean, fit, happy, optimistic, energetic, brimming with vim and vigor: these -- Chris Crowley
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It wasn't fair that men got the verbs and she ended up with adjectives. Jack plotted and squeezed and bulldozed. She was caught snooping - pathetic participle, half verb, half adjective. -- John Casey
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There's enough adverbs in the world for you to start creating new ones. -- Christopher Owens
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I know exaggerators of both kinds: people whose lies are only picturesque adjectives, and people whose picturesque adjectives are only lies. -- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
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Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows. -- John Dryden
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It was here in Mayfair, that adjectives such as gracious elegant sophisticated and sublime trip off the tongue like coins into a parking meter. -- Tyne O'connell
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Subjectivity is objective. -- Woody Allen
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A musician's attempt to summarize his or her work leads to all this prescriptive chatter, or what I call the 'Modifier's Madness.' A lot of adjectives working overtime. -- Sufjan Stevens
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There are a lot of other things besides nouns. -- Gertrude Stein
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Writing's in the nouns. -- Lori Roy
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Grapes are juicy. Strawberries. Oranges. Good pork chops are succulent," said Dusty. "But the word isn't accurately descriptive of a person."
Smiling with delight, Ahriman said, "Oh, really, not accurately descriptive? Be careful housepainter. Your genes are showing. What if I were a cannibal? -- Dean Koontz
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I do so like all-encompassing words. Verb, adjective, noun. Yes, you are shitted. -- Kim Harrison
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We use important words too frequently and they lose value; for instance, charm and great. An actor or musician often is proclaimedgreat when we really mean he is outstanding. -- Eleanor Robson Belmont
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Words can't describe... shouldn't be in a writer's vocabulary. -- Mary M. Forbes
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Human, Allen, is an adjective, and its use as a noun is in itself regrettable. -- William S. Burroughs
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Hyphens, like cats, are capable of arousing tenderness or shudders. -- Pamela Frankau
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The Oscars have become such a big deal these days that it's just used as adjective. -- Mira Sorvino
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Resolute, responsible, determined, knowledgeable, and perceptive -- Lee Child
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For the purpose of securing epithets at once accurate and felicitous, the young author should familiarize himself thoroughly with the general aspect and phenomena of Nature, as well as with the ideas and associations which these things produce in the human mind. -- H.p. Lovecraft
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Christian' makes a poor adjective -- Rob Bell
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First, cut out all the wisdom, then cut out all the adjectives. -- W. Somerset Maugham
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Words can be tiresome as a swarm of insects. They can prick and buzz! Words can be no more than a series of farts; or on the other hand they can be adamantine, obdurate, inviolable, stone upon stone. -- Mervyn Peake
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It's important to be precise about words, because of the thought value of them-they frame and shape so much of the way we understand things. -- Michael Nesmith
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Words are, like wines. -- Santosh Kalwar
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Ah, yes, well that's the problem with the English language, isn't it? All the words mean different things. -- Alex Shvartsman
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Wisely selecting the words we use to describe the experiences in and of our lives can make us feel better thus impacting our decisions and actions. -- Maddy Malhotra
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The adjectives that are in the book ["Win"] - passion, persuasion, persistence, perfection, prioritization, being people-centered - none of them are as important as principles. Without principles, the language will fail. -- Frank Luntz
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What's descriptive isn't necessarily prescriptive. -- Alistair Begg
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She was a natural blonde, with delicate hands and feet, and in her youthful photographs one saw a girl with mocking eyes and a tragic smile, the course of whose life would conspire in time to transpose that pair of adjectives. -- Michael Chabon
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A life well-lived or a life lived well? The placement of words really does change the connotation. -- Carol Morgan
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Adverbs are cholesterol in the veins of prose. Halve your adverbs and your prose pumps twice as well. -- David Mitchell
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I had always thought that the 'good,' and the 'bad' and the 'violent' did not exist in any absolute, essential sense. It seemed to me interesting to demystify these adjectives in the setting of a Western. An assassin can display a sublime altruism while a good man can kill with total indifference. -- Sergio Leone
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For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October. -- Hal Borland
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Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them, that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves. -- Joseph Addison
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Because a quite night is not the same as a silent one,a firm man is not the same as a steady one, and a bright light is not the same as a brilliant one because of the way they wedge themseleves into a sentence changes everything. -- Tahereh Mafi
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The question is, which is to be master? That's all. They've a temper, some of them. Particularly verbs. Oh, they're the proudest! Adjectives, eh, you can do anything with, but not verbs however. -- Lewis Carroll
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Writing style can be descriptive without being wordy - and wordy without being descriptive -- Rayne Hall
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Words matter, words have import. -- Douglas Kennedy
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Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac. -- Mason Cooley
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constructions, and I -- Elizabeth Strout
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And I hear nothing because it's like the volume button has been turned down on our lives and nobody has anything to say anymore."
"I want to be an adjective again. But I am a noun. -- Melina Marchetta
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It's a feeling of happiness that knocks me clean out of adjectives. I think sometimes that the best reason for writing novels is to experience those four and a half hours after you write the final word. -- Zadie Smith
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Must we argue word choice? Now? -- Rachel Caine
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...[D]eviance is an attributed designation rather than something inherent in individuals... -- Peter Conrad
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The very natural tendency to use terms derived from traditional grammar like verb, noun, adjective, passive voice, in describing languages outside of Indo-European is fraught with grave possibilities of misunderstanding. -- Benjamin Lee Whorf
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Words are objects of a color and a size and a form and a shape. -- Robert Barry
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So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect of a fanciful word misplaced, is like that of a horn of exquisite polish growing on a human head. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To speak today of a famous novelist is like speaking of a famous cabinetmaker or speedboat designer. Adjective is inappropriate to noun. -- Gore Vidal
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I'm a vocabulary nerd. -- Sam Trammell
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Whoever has the power takes the noun while the less powerful get an adjective. No one wants her achievements modified.We all just want to be the noun. -- Sheryl Sandberg
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"So avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won't do in your essays. -- Tom Schulman
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A good [film] director is talented, imaginative, and does his homework. -- Vilmos Zsigmond
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I told him I'd always found the description a little too long on adjectives and a little too short on specifics. -- Amor Towles
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Pick your words carefully as it has the power to make the sentence beautiful or ugly ... -- Adil Adam Memon
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I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective. -- Mark Twain
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They please, are pleas'd, they give to get esteem Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem. -- Oliver Goldsmith
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I know I look good. The regular adjectives that come my way - sexy, hot, dusky, bong bombshell ... I love them. -- Bipasha Basu
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Our investigation is a grammatical one. Such an investigation sheds light on our problem by clearing misunderstandings away. Misunderstandings concerning the use of words, caused, among other things, by certain analogies between the forms of expression in different regions of language. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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What concerns me is that man, unable to articulate, to express himself adequately, reverts to action. Since the vocabulary of action is limited, as it were, to his body, he is bound to act violently, extending his vocabulary with a weapon where there should have been an adjective. -- Joseph Brodsky