preterpluperfect love

preterpluperfect

Definitions

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  • n. The pluperfect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old name of the tense also called pluperfect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In grammar, past-pluperfect; pluperfect.

Etymologies

preter- +‎ pluperfect (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And so it was natural enough that they should be shared by various ladies, who, having conjugated the verb _to live_ as far as the preterpluperfect tense, were ready to change one of its vowels and begin with it in the present indicative.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • But what would youth be without its extravagances, -- its preterpluperfect in the shape of adjectives, its unmeasured and unstinted admiration?

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • And so it was natural enough that they should be shared by various ladies, who, having conjugated the verb to live as far as the preterpluperfect tense, were ready to change one of its vowels and begin with it in the present indicative.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Brussels is the preterpluperfect tense of fashion, and Turkey is taste in its dying agonies.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 5

  • Irish verb disremember, and I conjugate it daily from the infinitive to the preterpluperfect.

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 2

  • He could act the rise, decline, and fall of the drunken man, marking the whole progress, from the first incipient hesitation of reason to the glorious confusion of ideas in the highest state of _elevation_, thence through all the declining cases of stultified paralytic ineptitude, down to the horizontal condition of preterpluperfect ebriety.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 09

  • But, seriously, Vivian, I don't mean to laugh at love and angels -- I can just remember the time when I felt all your sort of romance -- but that is in the preterpluperfect tense with me -- completely past -- ambition is no bad cure for love.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05

  • But what would youth be without its extravagances, ” its preterpluperfect in the shape of adjectives, its unmeasured and unstinted admiration?

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The English translator has, by omitting the most important words, and by using the aorist instead of the preterpluperfect tense, made the whole passage unmeaning.] [Footnote 95: Story's Continuation; Macariae Excidium; Daniel Macneal to

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4

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