Saturday, January 14, 2012
Definitions for desinence
- A termination or ending, as the final line of a verse.
- Grammar. A termination, ending, or suffix of a word.
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Citations for desinence
The extreme facility with which the language lends itself to rhyming desinence has a most injurious effect upon versification. There are not verses only, but whole poems, in which each line terminates with the same desinence.
But it will end, a desinence will come, or the breath fail better still, I'll be silence, I'll know I'm silence, no, in the silence you can't know, I'll never know anything.