sentence substitute

noun

a word or phrase, esp one traditionally classified as an adverb, that is used in place of a finite sentence, such as yes, no, certainly, and never

Nearby words

  1. sentence,
  2. sentence adverb,
  3. sentence connector,
  4. sentence fragment,
  5. sentence stress,
  6. sentencing circle,
  7. sententia,
  8. sentential,
  9. sentential calculus,
  10. sentential connective

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