Sentence Examples


  • The proper distance was maintained - and proper was the operative word.
  • Secret was the operative word.
  • Both occupants were gaining a healthy glow - and gaining was the operative word.
  • She'd taken in everything she could, like any good operative would.
  • It is to her that the Principles of Philosophy were dedicated; and in her alone, according to Descartes, were united those generally separated talents for metaphysics and for mathematics which are so characteristically co-operative in the Cartesian system.

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