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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH moodmode mood
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Definition for mood (2 of 2)
- a set of categories for which the verb is inflected in many languages, and that is typically used to indicate the syntactic relation of the clause in which the verb occurs to other clauses in the sentence, or the attitude of the speaker toward what he or she is saying, as certainty or uncertainty, wish or command, emphasis or hesitancy.
- a set of syntactic devices in some languages that is similar to this set in function or meaning, involving the use of auxiliary words, as can, may, might.
- any of the categories of these sets: the Latin indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
Example sentences from the Web for mood
And what he said on June 5, 1985 fits the mood of the moment three decades later.
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn Do dark, chilly days make your mood cloud over this time each year?
Prepare for takeoff, because quality vacation time will certainly boost your mood.
And for those seeking a quick fix: Studies show that light therapy can spur a mood lift in just several days.
According to Kostick, while awaiting a van to transport Stewart to the nearest police station, his mood changed.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our mood becomes so mediæval as to almost make the ancient stained glass seem contemporary.Stained Glass Tours in France|Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
The mother's mood may be read at a glance: she is showing in one of a thousand tender ways her motherly affection for her child.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
He would have liked bread and salt, but was in no mood to grumble over his meal.The Bungalow Boys North of Fifty-Three|Dexter J. Forrester
Yet she could not have found a habitation and surroundings more perfectly suited to her wants and the mood she was in.Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn|William Henry Hudson
It is turbulent and muddy; hard to pass and masterful of mood: noisy and of brief continuance.The Golden Sayings of Epictetus|Epictetus
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British Dictionary definitions for mood (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with mood
see in a bad mood; in the mood.