adverb see vocative I

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  • vocatively — See vocative. * * * …   Universalium

  • vocatively — adverb In a vocative way …   Wiktionary

  • vocatively — adv. while using the vocative, while using the case which denotes that a specific person or thing is being addressed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vocatively — voc·a·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • vocatively — adverb see vocative I …   Useful english dictionary

  • vocative — vocatively, adv. /vok euh tiv/, adj. 1. Gram. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin) noting or pertaining to a case used to indicate that a noun refers to a person or thing being addressed. 2. of, pertaining to, or used in calling, specifying …   Universalium

  • beggar —    This is unlikely to have its literal meaning of one who begs when used vocatively. ‘Lucky beggar!’ said to a friend simply means lucky person. ‘You little beggar’ addressed to a child is similar to ‘you little horror’ or ‘you little terror’.… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • chicken —    This can be used affectionately, to a girl, or insultingly, normally to a man. ‘How would you like that, chicken?’ is a mother addressing her daughter in Mariana, by Monica Dickens. There is a comparable use in Resolve This Day, by Geoffrey… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • God —    As a vocative, ‘God’ occurs most frequently in prayers, but it has occasional usage in other contexts. In Romeo and Juliet (2:ii) Romeo asks: ‘What shall I swear by?’ Juliet replies: ‘Do not swear at all;/Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • nickname —    People are often addressed by a nickname in English speaking countries, a nickname being an extra, unofficial name, not formally given by the parents or legally adopted by the person who bears it. In fifty sample novels, for example, where a… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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