Definition of Preterits

1. preterit [n] - See also: preterit



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preterits

preterhuman
preterient
preterimperfect
preterimperfects
preterist
preterists
preterit
preterite
preterite-present verb
preteriteness
preterites
preterition
preteritions
preteritive
preteritness
preterits (current term)
preterlapsed
preterlegal
preterm
preterm baby
preterm infant
preterminal
pretermination
preterminations
pretermission
pretermissions
pretermit
pretermits
pretermitted
pretermitted child

Literary usage of Preterits

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1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"640- 678, on English Orthography, in which he advocates the use of -/ in preterits and participles which are so pronounced. He says his object in using this ..."

2. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1851)
"Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ie and y, as died, replied, &c., and the participle sighed. Allowable rhymes, bead, mead, &c., ..."

3. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1863)
"Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs ... Allowable rhymes, bide, chide, parricide, &c., and the preterits and participles of the verbs in ..."

4. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"Slay and^y nave preterits similar to the verbs in ow, viz., ... (3) The preterits of many verbs of this conjugation are formed by changing ea of the root ..."

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