Words With the Suffix LING – Illustrated Sentence Examples
Words With the Suffix LING
The suffix LING is related to something small. This video provides 6 illustrated examples of words with the suffix LING. Each example comprises a picture and an associated sentence example.
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The suffix LING means small, or very small.
It is often used as a gentle term of endearment or fondness.
The clipart shows a baby duck
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Now let’s look at some examples of words with the suffix LING
Definition: a baby duck
The picture shows a row of ducklings following their mother.
Sentence example: Ducklings quickly identify the first thing they see as their mother, called imprinting, and once they start following, they don’t stop!
Definition: a young tree
The picture shows a piece of art.
Sentence example: This painting entitled “Larch Sapling” (1908) by Franz Marc, is an example of post-impressionism, where emphasis was put on abstract qualities rather than a close imitation of real life.
Definition: an affectionate term for a beloved person
The picture shows a solder and his wife hugging.
Sentence example: In an emotional reunion, a marine hugs his darling wife after returning from active duty.
Note: In a military context, “tour of duty” refers to time spent in combat or in a hostile environment.
Definition: a person lower in status or rank
The picture shows a drill sergeant of the Scots Guards giving orders during an inspection of the guard.
Sentence example: Here a drill sergeant barks orders to his underlings.
Definition: 1) a baby bird, 2) a person or organization that is inexperienced or underdeveloped
The picture shows a little girl drawing on a board.
Sentence example: Here we see a fledgling artist hard at work!
Definition: a person mainly concerned with the pleasures of the world or material things
One picture shows a person stuffing a lot food into their mouth and the other picture shows a man concentrating as he studies.
Sentence example: “The worldling nourishes his body, but the wise man nourishes his mind.”
Quote: The Gospel of Buddha, Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus
So remember, the suffix LING generally refers to something small, or very small.
It is often but not always used as a gentle term of endearment or fondness.
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Slide 5 – duckling
Slide 7 – Larch Sapling
Slide 9 – marine
Slides 1, 11 – drill sergeant
Slide 13 – young artist
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