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Lexicographically close words:
maximi; maximis; maximize; maxims; maximum; maybe; maybee; maybes; mayd; mayde
  1. I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances, and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute.

  2. It was not until he was left alone in the silence and stillness of the gloomy workshop of the undertaker, that Oliver gave way to the feelings which the day’s treatment may be supposed likely to have awakened in a mere child.

  3. He may have worse, I say,” repeated Mr. Grimwig.

  4. You may give him a little tea, ma’am, and some dry toast without any butter.

  5. You may keep the books, if you’re fond of reading, and if not, you can sell ’em.

  6. You, however, if I may be permitted that assertion, have me rather at a disadvantage, sir.

  7. I see, or at least I am commencing to get a glimmer of those possibilities which Mr. Morehouse may have had in mind.

  8. Self-deceit may or may not be easy of accomplishment.

  9. It may eventually prove that I lost a most valuable assistant through this morning's little flurry.

  10. But, if the body be already cooling by sweating, rapid abstraction of heat from the surface may cause internal congestion, never unattended with danger.

  11. These sink-holes may be small, and dug every day; or large, and partly filled every day or oftener by throwing earth over the deposits.

  12. It is well for him, and for all, to know that he who has been a "good fellow" and genial companion at home may prove quite otherwise during a tour of camping.

  13. You may have read quite different advice[8] from this, which applies to those who travel far from home, and whose daily changes bring them to water materially different from that of the day before.

  14. You may be able to reduce the weight here given by taking a lighter blanket, and no knapsack or canteen; but most likely the food that you actually put in your haversack will weigh more than three pounds.

  15. In walking under a hot sun, the head may be sensibly protected by green leaves or grass in the hat; they may be advantageously moistened, but not enough to drip about the ears.

  16. Their observance may make even the abuse of alcohol tolerable.

  17. You may be tempted to sleep in your clothes; but if you wish to know what luxury is, take them off as you do at home, and sleep in a sheet, having first taken a bath, or at least washed the feet and limbs.

  18. You may like to know that this is almost an exact history, at least as far as eating is concerned, of a twelve days' tramp I once went on in company with two other boys.

  19. You may gather yourself to leap the ditch, and you clear it; but no such muscular energy can be sustained: exhaustion speedily renders further expenditure impossible.

  20. When living in the open air the appetite is so good, and the pleasure of getting your own meals is so great, that, whatever may be cooked, it is excellent.

  21. Physic and alcohol may give a temporary relief, but they will leave you in bad condition.

  22. One hole should be just large enough to admit the rope, and the other a size larger so that the rope may slide through easily.

  23. Under these circumstances, a person of fairly good constitution may plunge into the water with impunity, even with benefit.

  24. On this common condition, the two systems may constitute a real control over power, and substantial guarantees for liberty.

  25. Of all the knowledge necessary to a free people, the most essential point is to learn how to bear what displeases them, that they may preserve the advantages they possess, and acquire those they desire.

  26. And I may observe, incidentally, that I hope the sacrifice of some innocent victim, condemned in the Revolution, will obtain from Heaven the pardon of our guilty country.

  27. Beyond what was due to my prerogative as a Peer of France, I may venture to say that I deserved personally a little more respect.

  28. My friendly feelings towards you induce me to express a hope that you may reserve yourself for the future, and that you will not compromise by false steps the talents which may still advantageously serve the King and the country.

  29. Intelligence is proud and sensitive; it looks for consideration and respect, even though its suggestions may be disallowed; and those who treat it lightly or coldly sometimes pay heavily for their mistake.

  30. In a past event there may have been some particular circumstance at present unknown, which would completely alter the idea we have formed of it.

  31. Thank God, I 've frightened them, and shown what a Yankee captain may dare to do!

  32. If you should be proscribed and your estates confiscated, as I fear may be done in any case, you are putting your son's welfare in peril as well as your own.

  33. It may be all a lie that he was sent to Plymouth; it would be such a distance!

  34. The May sun set among heavy clouds, and the large rooms grew dim and chilly.

  35. Oh, we forget that my poor child may be dead already!

  36. God grant I may tread the deck of another and a better ship," said the captain hastily.

  37. I shall leave my trust and all our fortunes in your hands, and you may choose some worthy gentlemen from this side of the river to stand with you.

  38. We may never sit in pleasant company again," he added, and they all rose in their places and stood about the table.

  39. You may tell Mary this, with the love of an old friend," said Miss Nancy warningly.

  40. You may roll the coat and cap into a bundle; they are quaint-fashioned things," he added carelessly, as the quartermaster went away.

  41. We may lack foreign luxuries, but we can well sustain ourselves.

  42. We may need to hear more of it; you sound to me as if Fox had all along been in the right, and knew the way to bring back our trade.

  43. We may be together now for the last time; I may never see you again.

  44. You may bring the horses at once," said the master, turning quickly to Mr. Lord.

  45. It is also possible that when molten rock is forcibly injected into the crevices and joints of overlying rocks earthquake shocks may be produced by the concussion.

  46. The mountains are her water-towers, and from these strong reservoirs, which never burst, she commands her streams, forcing them along their courses in order that they may find their way to the utmost bounds of continents.

  47. It may be worth while to consider why they are cold.

  48. The quarries, in this case, may be said to be almost everywhere.

  49. A volcanic eruption may be described in a general way as follows: Its advent is heralded by earthquakes affecting the mountain and the whole country round; loud underground explosions are heard, resembling the fire of distant artillery.

  50. You may easily imitate this structure by taking a sheet of paper, laying it on the table, and then, putting one hand on each side of it, cause it to rise up in a central fold by pressing your hands towards each other.

  51. It is a curious fact that these gales are often confined to the crests of the mountains, so that the wind may be raging among the peaks while a few hundred feet lower down there is comparative calm.

  52. In this way it will be possible to predict a serious earthquake, because it will give warning some days before, by the increase of the little tremors and sounds; and it is to be hoped that by this simple means human lives may be saved.

  53. It may sound unkind, but still you must admit that the whole situation was exasperating.

  54. That sort of charity may sound cheap, but it's likely to cost me hundreds of thousands.

  55. You may never have another opportunity," I said.

  56. We may as well wait and see what takes place," Case answered.

  57. He may be all right, but he doesn't look good to me.

  58. Right here," Clay said as the moon rose, "right about where we are sitting, there may be a lost channel!

  59. He may be able to point out the spot where the men left the river.

  60. I came," was the quick reply, "because I have news which may interest you.

  61. It may be just as well," Clay finally decided, "to remain quiet for a short time and see what they intend to do.

  62. Well," Clay said, "we may as well be getting the motors into shape.

  63. There may be something in this," the boy said.

  64. They may also be able to find the ashes of the signal fire the outlaws lighted.

  65. He may make a racket, but it's dollars to apples that they won't catch him.

  66. We may be able to find out if the outlaws are really here.

  67. Who now can say that it is FALSE, for why may there not be somewhere in the unplumbed depths of the cosmos some object with which 'skrkl' can agree and have trueness in Dr.

  68. My failure in making converts to my conception of truth seems, if I may judge by what I hear in conversation, almost complete.

  69. We may call such a feeling a dream if we like; we shall have to see later whether we can call it a fiction or an error.

  70. Something else is there first, that practically MAKES FOR knowing, dying or nourishing, as the case may be.

  71. At the worst, we can always fix the intention of our present feeling and MAKE it refer to the same reality to which any one of our past feelings may have referred.

  72. Thus I may develop my thought in the Paley direction by procuring the brown leather volume and bringing the passages about the animal kingdom before the critic's eyes.

  73. What this something may be is of course partly fixed already by the nature of the fact and by the sphere of its associations.

  74. Truth may well consist of certain opinions, and does indeed consist of nothing but opinions, tho not every opinion need be true.

  75. By 'reality' humanism means nothing more than the other conceptual or perceptual experiences with which a given present experience may find itself in point of fact mixed up.

  76. If our symbols FIT the world, in the sense of determining our expectations rightly, they may even be the better for not copying its terms.

  77. Some writers are strongly conscious of the shifting, others half unconscious, even though their own vision may have undergone much change.

  78. They may have gone a great distance, and it may take us five days to overtake them.

  79. Make a pile of them as high as the tallest tree in the village," and he pointed to a giant tree which could not have been less than two hundred feet in height, "so that our women and children may go and take as many beads as they wish.

  80. Here he is, only five yards distant, but the jungle is so thick that if I fire my bullet may strike the limb of a tree.

  81. The semi-liquid secretion is forced out through very small apertures, which may be called miniature tubes; they look very much like very minute hairs.

  82. The volumes may be obtained separately; or the Set complete, in box, for $32 00: Cyrus the Great.

  83. Akenda Mbani answered, 'I will die, that I may be buried with Arondo, my wife.

  84. The bell may vary from six to eight inches in length, and the handle from twelve to fifteen inches.

  85. You may well ask yourselves where is the place for which I am bound.

  86. The volumes may be obtained separately; or complete, in neat case, $9 00: Malleville.

  87. The volumes may be obtained separately; or complete, in neat case, for $4 50: Hardie.

  88. From that day, therefore, I may call myself Du Chaillu the First, King of the Apingi.

  89. The Volumes may be obtained separately; or complete, in neat case, for $5 40: In New York.

  90. If you will condescend to explain the frying-pan I may perhaps relieve you from the fire," said Selby with emphasis.

  91. In short, the two parties presented at this period an aspect of human affairs which may well be styled monstrous.

  92. Andrew, with what may be termed a grave smile.

  93. It may be well to remark here that the Prelacy which was so detested by the people of Scotland was not English Episcopacy, but Scotch Prelacy.

  94. We may gain the wood before they see us," suggested Will Wallace.

  95. We mention a few in order that the reader may the better understand the inconceivable brutality of the Government against which the Scottish Covenanters had to contend.

  96. Ye may be sure o' that, for when there is work to be done for the Master, Donal' Cargill doesna let the gress grow under his feet.

  97. Many good men and true, with gentle spirits, and it may be somewhat exalted ideas about the rights of Royalty, accepted the Indulgence as being better than nothing, or better than civil war.

  98. But oh, granny, dinna ask me to speak aboot thae things, for they may be torturin' Uncle Andry at this vera moment.

  99. The An who has discharged the duties of chief magistrate for many years is the best person to choose one by whom those duties may be understood, and he generally names his successor.

  100. They may be said to dwell in an atmosphere of music and fragrance.

  101. He is symbolized by what may be termed the heiroglyphic of a pyramid, /\.

  102. The mildness of all government among them, civil or domestic, may be signalised by their idiomatic expressions for such terms as illegal or forbidden--viz.

  103. This may remind the student of Nero's invention of a musical machine, by which water was made to perform the part of an orchestra, and on which he was employed when the conspiracy against him broke out.

  104. I have spoken so much of the Vril Staff that my reader may expect me to describe it.

  105. And may we not look to a spiritual concert of the combined worlds and ALL their inhabitants in the presence of their Creator as the highest conception of paradise?

  106. Though the gift of poetry may be inborn, the gift requires as much care to make it available as a block of metal does to be made into one of your engines.

  107. Should life be spared to me, I may collect into systematic form such knowledge as I acquired of this language during my sojourn amongst the Vril-ya.

  108. We may think there is no just counterpoise in this exchange; but, according to his stoical humour, I fancy he thought he had done as much for her, in prolonging his life upon her account, as if he had died for her.

  109. You may also let her have middlings from the Mill,--and until the house may become indispensably necessary for the succeeding Miller, let her remain in it.

  110. You may as well think of stopping a crow as those hogs.

  111. In the following May he went to a race and barbecue at Johnson's Ferry.

  112. I have not looked into a book since I came home; nor shall I be able to do it until I have discharged my workmen, probably not before the nights grow longer, when possibly I may be looking in Doomsday Book.

  113. Butler, the gardener, may mean well, but "he has no more authority over the Negroes he is placed over than an old woman would have.

  114. It is said to have been built by the same maker and on the same lines, and Washington may have ridden in it, but it never belonged to him.

  115. I have one of the most convenient barns in this or perhaps any other country, where thirty hands may with great ease be employed in threshing.

  116. In one that remains, for example, written soon after his assumption of command at Cambridge, the General speaks disparagingly of some New England officers and says of the troops that they may fight well, but are "dirty fellows.

  117. We must be charitable to the good that they may persevere, and to the bad that they may become better.

  118. One may read in the Memoirs of the Duke Ambroise de Doudeauville:-- "The Count de Bourmont was appointed Minister of War.

  119. On May 24th, the King left Paris with the Dauphin.

  120. You may imagine it was not from the motives common in like cases, but because I drew all glances upon me, and all vied in laughing at and joking me, pointing their fingers at me.

  121. You may no longer see the coffins of the predecessors of Louis XVI.

  122. There are services by which one may profit, which may even be liberally paid for, but which no people ever dreamed of honoring.

  123. He cried:-- "Constantly happy as King, may Charles X.

  124. It is very little, but it may save some unfortunates.

  125. Poor people may be dying of cold and hunger to-night while we are taking our delights.

  126. For a cool May morning it was rather a light costume; they were shivering with cold.

  127. Thus," said the Moniteur, May 26, "there remains no doubt that the holy oil that will flow on the forehead of Charles X.

  128. There may be seen to-day in one of the new halls of the French School at the Louvre, the pretty picture by Heim, which represents Charles X.

  129. Yet, whatever may be asserted, the new monarch never dreamed of restoring the old regime.

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

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
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