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Origin of adversative
OTHER WORDS FROM adversativead·ver·sa·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby adversative
How to use adversative in a sentence
Without the adversative, the colon is to be preferred: "Prosperity showeth vice: adversity, virtue."The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
Another example is, "Only the star dazzles; the planet has a faint, moon-like ray" (adversative).
They are sometimes adversative; sometimes they are simply cumulative.The Greatest English Classic|Cleland Boyd McAfee
The que here has a slight adversative force, as is often the case with et.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
But the conjunction is often omitted in copulative and adversative clauses, as in Sec.