a construction not dependent upon any other part of the sentence, consisting of a noun and a participle, noun and adjective, or two nouns, in which both members are in the ablative case, as Latin viā factā, “the road having been made.”.
As for the ablative absolute, its reconstruction and regeneration have been the inspiring principle of my studious manhood.
Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
To-night I have a pressing engagement with the ablative absolute.
Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
This he remembered had interrupted the silent rehearsal of the sentence with the ablative absolute in it.
Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
Try to remember, Quinlan, what I told you about the use of the ablative absolute.
Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
Finding an ablative absolute, they are confident of finding some sort of proposition: and there it is, to their hand.
Household Education Harriet Martineau
Zamenhof states that the “ablative absolute” does not exist in Esperanto, as its use would be against the spirit of the language.
The International Auxiliary Language Esperanto George Cox
Adverbial enlargements of Predicate (though an ablative absolute must generally stand first).
Helps to Latin Translation at Sight Edmund Luce
A very stiff adaptation of the ablative absolute of the original, ‘conventione autem facta cum operariis.’
Anglo-Saxon Primer Henry Sweet
The first three lines might have been expressed by an ablative absolute in two words—Troia euersa.
The Oxford Book of Latin Verse Various
The ablative absolute is grammatically independent of the rest of the sentence.
New Latin Grammar Charles E. Bennett
an absolute construction in Latin grammar in which a governor noun and a modifier in the ablative case function as a sentence modifier; for example, hostibus victis, “the enemy having been beaten”
See under (def 3). the removal, especially of organs, abnormal growths, or harmful substances, from the body by mechanical means, as by surgery. the reduction in volume of glacial ice, snow, or névé by the combined processes of melting, evaporation, and calving. Compare (def 3). Aerospace. erosion of the protective outer surface (ablator) of a […]
(in Indo-European languages) regular alternation in the internal phonological structure of a word element, especially alternation of a vowel, that is coordinated with a change in grammatical function or combination, as in English sing, sang, sung, song; apophony. Historical Examples The strong verbs form their preterite (originally the perfect) and past participle by means of […]
burning; on fire: They set the logs ablaze. gleaming with bright lights, bold colors, etc. excited; eager; zealous; ardent. very angry. Contemporary Examples There was a wide central passage, ablaze with light and lined with wooden racks and storage compartments. The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler Robert Edsel February 5, 2014 The […]
having necessary power, skill, resources, or qualifications; qualified: able to lift a two-hundred-pound weight; able to write music; able to travel widely; able to vote. having unusual or superior intelligence, skill, etc.: an able leader. showing talent, skill, or knowledge: an able speech. legally empowered, qualified, or authorized. (usually initial capital letter) a code word […]