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Example sentences for "compass"

Lexicographically close words:
comparisons; comparisoun; compartment; compartments; compas; compasse; compassed; compasses; compasseth; compassing
  1. Of this argument Tyndall says:--"William Thomson tries to place the ultimate particles of matter between his compass points, and to apply to them a scale of millimetres.

  2. She was ready to die to save Dutch from peril, but she was so circumstanced that her warning would compass his destruction, and she sank back feeling at last that she could not betray what she knew.

  3. She was watched, and if she tried to communicate with her husband might he not interpret it as an attempt to betray him, and in an instant compass his destruction.

  4. The abbeys within the compass of the act had fallen, or were rapidly falling.

  5. My compass was shot away, and the clouds are hanging too low for me to follow any landmarks.

  6. It was the compass that first surprised him.

  7. With a smile he noticed the rapid approach of morning's light, and, turning to the west, he set his course by the compass and made for the lonely mill-house of Picardy.

  8. And a beeg compass which will grow beeger yet.

  9. Bewildered and excited, Diana sang again, Baroni testing the full compass of her voice until quite suddenly he shut down the lid of the piano.

  10. Despite herself, the sound of his voice, the touch of his hand, caused a curious little fluttering within her, like the flicker of a compass needle when it quivers to the north.

  11. Almost instantaneously we detected that the mariner's compass had vanished with him.

  12. Before we leave this room do not forget to glance at the mariner's compass in its elegant brass case.

  13. She dug the compass a little deeper, and cleared her throat once more.

  14. After a while, the head girl dug the point of the compass into the table, and cleared her throat nervously.

  15. It shows how the knowledge has been developed, and the reasons for the various phenomena, without using technical words so as to bring it within the compass of every boy.

  16. The needle in the moral compass is deflected by selfishness or false teaching.

  17. Conscience may be likened to a compass whose needle always points toward the north.

  18. It is full of explicit details and instructions in regard to a great variety of apparatus, and the materials required are all within the compass of very modest pocket-money.

  19. If the pin be left too long, it will not be possible to put the bottom and top of the box together when you want to put the compass away.

  20. It is placed at one side of D so that the compass needle placed in the center of D will also be in the center of the wire coils when used in App.

  21. In one chapter Jefferson sets forth his views upon the art of acting; and seldom within so brief a compass will so many sensible reflections be found so simply and tersely expressed.

  22. Our author, however, was not so much enamoured of poetry, as to neglect other parts of literature, but was very well acquainted with the whole compass of natural philosophy.

  23. The compass thus has a range of 6(1/2) octaves from [music notes].

  24. Jones gives it 98 strings and a compass of 5 octaves and one note, from violoncello C.

  25. The limited compass of voices soon caused modifications in the medieval parallelisms of 4ths and 5ths, and the introduction of independent ornaments into one or more of the voices increased to an extent which drew attention to other intervals.

  26. The engineer ascertained by consulting his pocket-compass that the direction of the river from the first turn was obviously southwest and northeast, and nearly straight for a length of about three miles.

  27. The first hatchet blows were given among the brushwood in the midst of some mastic-trees, a little above the cascade; and his compass in his hand, Cyrus Harding led the way.

  28. Herbert fetched the atlas, and the map of the Pacific was opened, and the engineer, compass in hand, prepared to determine their position.

  29. Pencroft had hoisted the foresail, and steering by the compass followed a rectilinear direction.

  30. These changes in the compass often lead to disastrous consequences.

  31. But lightning plays more tricks with the compass than with anything else when it visits a ship.

  32. If you compass them, and compass nothing more, you are still in the first class.

  33. It is certain that the lowest style will be the most popular, as it falls within the compass of ignorance itself; and the Vulgar will always be pleased with what is natural, in the confined and misunderstood sense of the word.

  34. It is evident that Reynolds wished none but fools to be in the arts, and in order to compass this, he calls all others rogues, enthusiasts, or madmen.

  35. Their style by this means is raised and elevated above all others; and by the same means the compass of art itself is enlarged.

  36. For this purpose it is not necessary that he should go into such a compass of reading as must, by distracting his attention, disqualify him for the practical part of his profession, and make him sink the performer in the critic.

  37. We steer by the stars and the compass on these lakes, running from headland to headland; and having little need of figures and calculations, make no use of them.

  38. The lad is as true as the best compass that ever ran a boundary, or brought a man off from a blind trail.

  39. Perhaps that compass kept 'em from straying out of the trail you said you made, Max?

  40. And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

  41. And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.

  42. The steering wheel was lashed and the compass pointed to indicate that the ship was rushing due north.

  43. With his eyes on the compass in front of him the captain held the ship on her course.

  44. The old inventor glanced at the direction compass and then at the deflecting one that indicated how near the north pole they were.

  45. In the limited compass of this small volume, the compiler has endeavored to employ only such material as is likely to prove of service to the largest circle of readers.

  46. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it.

  47. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "compass" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
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