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Interjection   /ˌɪntərdʒˈɛkʃən/   Listen

An abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion.  Synonym: ejaculation.
The action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts.  Synonyms: interpellation, interpolation, interposition.

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"Interjection" Quotes from Famous Books

... illumined, when once the coat was on and the collar perfectly turned down, by the liveliest, most engaging smile. Standing with his head slightly on one side and one hand resting on the table, while the other saw that nothing was disarranged between collar and top waistcoat button, he was an interjection ...
— The Path of a Star • Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)

... seem to be pure gallicisms, are found, in spite of the deliberate effort, referred to above, to eliminate French forms. In La Reino Jano, Act III, Scene IV, we find Ie vai de nostis os,—Il y va de nos os. Vejan, voyons, is used as a sort of interjection, as in French. The partitive article is used precisely as in French. We meet the narrative infinitive with de. In short, the French reader feels at home in the Provencal sentence; it is the same syntax and, to a great degree, ...
— Frederic Mistral - Poet and Leader in Provence • Charles Alfred Downer

... of...": Other editions complete this sentence with an "it." But there is a gap in the text at this point, and, given the context, it may have actually been an interjection, a dash. The gap is just the right size for the characters "it." and the start of a new sentence, or ...
— A Study In Scarlet • Arthur Conan Doyle

... an intake of the breath, rather than an interjection. Colonel Musgrave ate his fish with deliberation. "Young Parkinson?" he ...
— The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck - A Comedy of Limitations • James Branch Cabell

... interjection. "Money will not heal the sick," observed the king's sister sententiously; and as soon as I heard the remark translated my eyes were unsealed, and I began to blush for my employment. Here was a sick child, and I sought, in the view of its parents, to remove the medicine-box. Here was the priest of ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Interjection" :   disruption, exclaiming, interject, break, gap, exclamation, interruption

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