FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of periphrastic
OTHER WORDS FROM periphrasticper·i·phras·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·per·i·phras·tic, adjectiveun·per·i·phras·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby periphrastic
Example sentences from the Web for periphrastic
Using these as auxiliaries the finite verb makes a whole series of periphrastic tenses.
In the provinces, where a periphrastic style is still cultivated, polemics are clothed in high-sounding phrases.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
He might be described as the last of the periphrastic humorists.Old and New Masters|Robert Lynd
This tendency, together with periphrastic instead of verbal conjugation, continued to the end.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt|Lewis Spence
Coptic presents a remarkable contrast to Egyptian in the precision of its periphrastic conjugation.