Synonyms for parenthetic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : par-uh n-thet-i-kuh l or par-uh n-thet-ik
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪ kəl or ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪk

Définition of parenthetic

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Medieval Latin parentheticus from Greek parenthetos "put in beside," verbal adjective from parentithenai; see parenthesis) + -al (1). Related: Parenthetically.
  • adj digressive
Example sentences :
  • Good specimen of the "annotative" style with a parenthetic comment.
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • The smooth gliding of the voice in parenthetic clauses, etc.
  • Extract from : « 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading » by B. A. Hathaway
  • Nay, I dont mean on the score of veracity, for William Henry had flushed crimson, but from its parenthetic nature.
  • Extract from : « The Talk of the Town, Volume 1 (of 2) » by James Payn
  • Bounce paused, in the midst of his mental energy, to take a parenthetic whiff.
  • Extract from : « The Wild Man of the West » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • And now, let me return from this parenthetic information to my forlorn self, drearily surveying my "hermetically sealed" dwelling.
  • Extract from : « My Fire Opal, and Other Tales » by Sarah Warner Brooks
  • The parenthetic marks are as supra: but perhaps they ought to begin at 'by' and end with 'world.'
  • Extract from : « The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies. Volume 1 of 2. » by John Davies
  • There is no break in the continuity of the soul's existence, not even one parenthetic hour.
  • Extract from : « Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke » by Henry Burton
  • If a parenthetic expression is preceded by a conjunction, place the first comma before the conjunction, not after it.
  • Extract from : « The Elements of Style » by William Strunk
  • The fact that I still loved my husband I placed as a parenthetic consideration, in my plans.
  • Extract from : « My Actor-Husband » by Anonymous
  • Parenthetic reference must here, I suppose, be made to psycho-physical parallelism.
  • Extract from : « Spencer's Philosophy of Science » by C. Lloyd Morgan

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