Origin of adversative
Related formsad·ver·sa·tive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for adversative
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 accordingly emphasize the adversative idea, and are properly Subordinate Adversative Clauses.New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
Then let him deliberately use the adversative but, and proceed to the discussion of B.The Century Handbook of Writing|Garland Greever
But the conjunction is often omitted in copulative and adversative clauses, as in Sec.