nonrestrictive nonrestrictive


  • (adj) not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase


  1. But his white sideburns were so overcompensating--two enormous parentheses bracketing the nonrestrictive clause of his face--that he is seldom thought of as bald.
  2. Men can try to cool themselves with air-circulating beaded car seats, air conditioning and nonrestrictive clothing, such as boxer shorts.
  3. Paulette, a tiny girl with a large pompadour, dutifully marches to the blackboard and, in a spidery hand, diagrams a sentence with a nonrestrictive relative clause.
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