Usage examples for collective

  1. It will further be found upon careful observation, that although a combination of these errors may exist, the connecting rod will serve to discover each error separately, as well as the collective error, because, although in some respects two distinct errors may have the same general result, yet the result will be different if taken in detail, and it follows, therefore, that the testing must be taken or made in detail first. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. The ad- hocs roared back a collective, " Hi, Lil!" – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  3. And the collective atmosphere such recrudescence engenders in a boy- community, marooned in school- life apart from the refining, softening influences of home and womenkind, is only too often an evil and a demoralising one. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy