from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Grammar Serving to connect coordinate words or clauses: a copulative conjunction.
- adj. Grammar Serving as a copula: a copulative verb.
- adj. Of or relating to copulation.
- n. Grammar A copulative word or group of words.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to copulation
- adj. that acts as a copula
- adj. that connects the subject of a clause with its complement
- n. connection
- n. A copulative conjunction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to couple, unite, or connect.
- n. Connection.
- n. A copulative conjunction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Uniting or coupling; serving to unite or couple.
- Relating or pertaining to copulation.
- n. A copulative conjunction. Connection.
- n. One who copulates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
- adj. syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
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Some suggestive verbs became known as copulative; nouns and pronouns might be epicene; constructions might be pregnant.
Trachimday is the only time all year when the tiny village of Trachimbrod can be seen from space, when enough copulative voltage is generated to sex the
He has the hook-singing prowess of Nate Dogg, a Southern drawl perfect for slowly cruising the strip with the top down and a talent for drawing humor from pharmacological, scatological and copulative raps.
As for your 6 propositions, no real argument here except to note that prop.5 is still of the form 'God is x', only using the copulative grammatically as a descriptor.
How many of you youngsters ever heard of copulative verbs?
It is a puerile illusion, hardly worthy of a fourteen-year-old mind, yet it persists among grown men even as they meet women more avidly copulative than they.
I've been reading Elizabeth Grosz on sensation and futurity: "There is an involuted and oblique relation between the energies of sexual selection...the attraction to and possible attainment of sexual (though not necessarily copulative) partners—human and otherwise—and the forces and energies of artistic production and consumption" (from *Chaos, Territory, Art*).
In contrast, C4M advocates tend to think that the +C4W-C4M movement is motivated by a desire - perhaps a subconscious desire - to deny men any post-copulative reproductive choice - essentially to punish them for getting women pregnant.
By figuring her visual perception of beauty in terms of copulative touch, Oothoon articulates an imaginative alternative to the oppositional subject/object dynamic so often associated with the economy of the gaze.
Rather, what they might do is awaken in the other her or his predisposition for copulative excellence.
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