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Sample sentences for the GRE study word derivation

derivation can be used as a noun

1.war and in the derivation of my birth, and in othe. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Another derivation is from the Low Latin, "tricator," a deceiver. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.If any distinction existed it was that a Sangley was a permanent resident of the Philippines--quite contrary to the derivation of the word--or a Chinese of partially native blood. - from Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous
4.Such punning derivations of proper names were very much in favour in the Middle Ages. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.The _Dictionary_, as the first ambitious attempt at an English lexicon, is extremely valuable, notwithstanding the fact that his derivations are often faulty, and that he frequently exercises his humor or prejudice in his curious definitions. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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