previous next


COMPOUND WORDS. Preposition compounds

Preposition-Compounds.

“An after-dinner's (comp. 'afternoon's') breath.

“At after-supper.

; M. N. D. v. i. 34.

“At over-night.

“The falling-from of his friends.

The preposition usually attached to a certain verb is sometimes appended to the participle of the verb in order to make an adjective.

“There is no hoped-for mercy.

“Some never-heard-of torturing pain,

for "unheard-of."

“Your sued-for tongues.

“Bemock'd-at stabs.

“The unthought-on accident.

“Your unthought-of Harry.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: