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Lexicographically close words:
opulence; opulent; opulus; opus; opynyon; ora; oracion; oracle; oracles; oracular
  1. Although the sermon did not contain a single political allusion that could have caused uneasiness, or should have given offence, yet it was recorded in judgment against him, and obstructed his preferment ever after.

  2. Many families settle for a season, and take their flight south, or return home in June; but the greatest number are stationary for the education of their children.

  3. It is no fable that the Aloe grows about a hundred years (a few more or less) before it blooms; and, after yielding its seed, the stem withers and dies.

  4. These fine ballads, if I mistake not, were succeeded by one or two popular songs, with music by Dr.

  5. He was ready and willing to play at cards or dice with any one who desired such amusement.

  6. And the lack of some usual treat, And I surely should hang me, or marry tomorrow, Were there not a few bawls in the street.

  7. Look," he said slowly, "maybe you can tell me how in hell.

  8. He was some handy with his fists, and he liked to pick ruckuses with kids he was sure he could lick.

  9. I say it changes a hell of a lot of things.

  10. I nodded, my jaw set so hard with anger that the flesh felt stretched.

  11. I could feel his eyes on me, and I was half-waiting for a bullet in the back.

  12. We stepped out onto the porch and over to the rail.

  13. He got his nickname Buck because he had buck teeth, not because he was heap man.

  14. And ran him outa town too, when he got too pestiferous.

  15. I heard the shot, flat down the rocky slope that separated us.

  16. That gun just practically appeared in his hand!

  17. He saw I was mad, though, and stood waiting.

  18. It takes guts as well as speed to be tough with a gun, and Buck was just a nasty little rat of a kid who'd probably always counterpunch his way through life when he punched at all.

  19. I stopped my horse about ten feet away and just stared at him.

  20. Buck snarled like a dog and swatted the glass with his hand, knocking it halfway across the room.

  21. He convinced his opponent by dint of good reasoning:" dint, meaning force or strength, is an obsolete word, and should not now be employed.

  22. Cherubs and seraphs are proper plurals, suiting a familiar style of speaking or writing, while cherubim and seraphim are to be used only in more dignified and solemn discourse.

  23. Avoid saying dook and dooty, or doo for dew or due.

  24. In both these instances am or is must be mentally supplied at the end of the phrase, to suggest the meaning; and the pronouns should, therefore, be in the nominative case.

  25. Do you say wagabond or vagabond, winegar or vinegar, wery or very, valking or walking, vatchman or watchman?

  26. Sent singly or together, by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price.

  27. This word is no longer current, with this pronunciation or signification, except to a slight extent in England.

  28. Brightland has the following illustrative stanza: "In the first person simply shall foretells; In will a threat, or else a promise, dwells.

  29. This is an incomplete expression: say, very much, or very greatly.

  30. Excited) It is man, man, MAN; it is MAN ruining everything.

  31. Telephone rings; MISS PRUNE looks around for button) I suppose that is another visitor.

  32. Oh, my dear Alice, on which side are you?

  33. It would be better for both of you to go your own way without molesting one another.

  34. Coy to a Fop, to the deserving free, Still Constant to her self, and Just to me.

  35. Thus the new Covenant I strictly kept, And oft in private for her Failings wept, Yet bore with seeming Cheerfulness those Cares, That bring a Man too soon to grisled Hairs.

  36. A Gay Appearance shou'd not make me err; I wou'd the Beauties of the Mind prefer.

  37. Wine whets the Wit, improves its Native Force, And gives a pleasant Flavour to Discourse, By making all our Spirits Deboniar, Throws of the Lees, the Sedement of Care.

  38. Unpractised and Amour's fine Speeches coin'd, But could not utter what I well design'd.

  39. This room was supposed never to be entered except by a member of the order or by a candidate.

  40. He thought that he was now a shrewd, cynical man, who could not be deceived or imposed upon, who could take the good things of life and discount the disillusionments.

  41. Three or four Mexican clerks were waiting upon as many Mexican customers, with much polite, low-voiced conversation, punctuated by long silences while the customers turned the goods over and over in their hands.

  42. In this region a few Mexicans who were shrewder or stronger than the others, who owned stores or land, dominated the rest of the people much as the patrones had dominated them in the days before the Mexican War.

  43. And he meant to go to New York or Chicago sometime and sample the fleshpots of a really great city.

  44. Whenever there was a birth, a funeral or a marriage among them, the Mexicans needed money, and could be persuaded to sign mortgages, which they generally could not read.

  45. He flung the letter on the floor, and strode up and down the room, looking about for something to smash or tear.

  46. Sometimes he would follow the river northward, stalking the flocks of teal and mallards that dozed on the sandbars in the wide, muddy stream, perhaps killing three or four fat birds.

  47. There he would lie flat on the ground, perhaps making a low blind of weeds or rushes.

  48. Please don’t try to see me or write to me while we’re here.

  49. All the others of his name, save the senile Don, had either died, departed or sunk from sight into the mass of the peasantry.

  50. He might have dug at the dry case books to good purpose if he had been driven by need, but as it was he would begin to yawn in ten or fifteen minutes, and then would put the book away.

  51. He was capable of almost anything in the way of falsehood or evasion, but he had that great capacity for loyalty which is so often the virtue of weaklings.

  52. His excitement would be intense for a time; yet after he had killed a dozen birds or so he would often lose interest and lie on his back listening to the music of wings and of bird voices.

  53. He did not seem either surprised or frightened.

  54. He wanted to tell her why the plants died in the artificial human atmosphere and had to be replaced every week or so.

  55. He did not know whether it would be more terrifying to learn that he was alone, or that he was not alone.

  56. They're all there but some poetry or other.

  57. Her name was no longer Doris; it was any of a thousand, and her perfume, heavy in his nostrils, was not her perfume or any individual's.

  58. For now you shall hear of the end of the basket maker.

  59. No burrower is so unwise as not to have several exits from his dwelling under protecting shrubs.

  60. High as the camp may be, so it is not above timberline, it is not too high for the coyote, the bobcat, or the wolf.

  61. You are aroused at midnight to hear them shouting in the streets, "Vive la Libertad!

  62. It is not possible to disassociate the call of the burrowing owl from the late slant light of the mesa.

  63. They have their hills, and though jostled are sufficiently free to get some fortitude for what will come.

  64. Their even-breathing submission after the first agony is their tribute to its inevitableness.

  65. If it were cold, they burrowed in the blankets of the hut; if it were warm, they followed the shadow of the wickiup around.

  66. It is pure Greek in that it represents the courage to sheer off what is not worth while.

  67. The lake is the eye of the mountain, jade green, placid, unwinking, also unfathomable.

  68. That is the sort of tree to know at sight, for the globose, resin-dripping cones have palatable, nourishing kernels, the main harvest of the Paiutes.

  69. In the night the heavens behind the hill dissolved in rain, and the roar of the storm was borne in and mixed with his dreaming, so that it moved him, still asleep, to get up and out of the path of it.

  70. A penance of several years fasting might be commuted into saying so many prayers, or giving an arranged amount in alms, or even into a money-fine.

  71. Gavarnie, above which is the magnificent rock amphitheatre or cirque of Gavarnie, with its cascade, one of the highest in Europe.

  72. His skill can be best appreciated if we turn from the easy flow of his graceful language to the majestic emphasis of Antiphon, or to the self-revealing art of Isaeus.

  73. The Europeans of Brazil hold that the seventh child of the same sex in unbroken succession becomes a wer-man or woman, and takes the form of a horse, goat, jaguar or pig.

  74. We have to seek in Asia the birthplace of the genus, and to infer its introduction into Greece through Thrace or Lydia.

  75. Somewhere, in actual life, the stress of craft and courage acting on the springs of human vice and weakness fails, unless the hero of the comedy or tragedy, Callimaco or Cesare, allows for the revolt of healthier instincts.

  76. He was asked whether certain books had been written by him and whether he was prepared to maintain or to abjure what he had written.

  77. The defence of the person who had been charged with destroying a moria, or sacred olive, places us amidst the country life of Attica.

  78. Lord Lyttelton's Dialogues of the Dead, a creditable performance, though hardly rivalling either Lucian or Landor, appeared in 1760.

  79. This required a doctrine of Ubiquity, or the omnipresence of the body of Christ extended in space, and therefore of its presence in the communion elements.

  80. In all of them the king is recognized to be the summus episcopus or supreme authority in all ecclesiastical matters, but in Norway and Sweden his power is somewhat limited by that of parliament.

  81. The complete family consisted of the pandura, tanbur or mandoline as treble, the lute as alto or tenor, the barbiton or theorbo as bass, and the chitarrone as double bass.

  82. The Arab instrument, with convex sound-body, pointing to the resonance board or membrane having been originally placed upon a gourd, was strung with silk and played with a plectrum of shell or quill.

  83. Seeing that a very considerable amount of water or of dissolved substance can be taken up from the blood into a tissue, the question next arises: Where is this material held, in the tissue cell or in the tissue space?

  84. The princess was nearly distracted between hope and fear, but she tried on and on, one thing after another, and everything over and over again.

  85. It was no wonder that the fool, cast out of the earth on a far more desolate spot than this, should seek to return within her bosom at this place of open doors, and should call it home.

  86. We all agreed to this with a profusion of corroboration, except the colonel; who, I thought, winced a little.

  87. When she saw it, she shrieked, and covered her face with her hands.

  88. Well, Smith, I can't talk philosophy like you; but what you say sounds to me like sense.

  89. But when he talked about being in heaven, the princess laughed at him dreadfully.

  90. So I turned the conversation to the club, about which I was more concerned than about the love-making at present, seeing the latter had positively no existence as yet.

  91. Mr. Smith, you bury us under an avalanche of puns, and, I must say, not very good ones.

  92. I can at least prevent any further inconvenience from this possible curiosity, by telling him enough to destroy his interest in me.

  93. But for me it was of no use to try any longer.

  94. His head fell back; the water closed over it; and the bubbles of his last breath bubbled up through the water.

  95. First editions of his writings year by year are advancing in price.

  96. His dress was always plain and studiously economical.

  97. In the spirit which made him disposed to enjoy 'anything that was going forward' he would even assume for the evening a convivial aspect, and urge a liberal measure of the wine with the gusto of a bon vivant.

  98. Exercise is recommended as a promoter of cheerfulness.

  99. He was fond of music, which formed a staple in the entertainment and the conversation.

  100. But, surely, if he loved me, he would be as perfectly happy with me alone as I am with him alone?

  101. Gesualdo seemed a countryman, and a relative and a friend.

  102. He cast one longing look up at Santina standing above amongst the gorse, and moved on sullenly with the other men and the mule, when the cart with rare effort had been pulled erect and dragged out of the sand.

  103. Reproved, and censured without stint, for the president knew that to insult a priest was to merit promotion in high quarters, Don Gesualdo was at last permitted to escape from his place of torture.

  104. The sun mounted to the zenith; it was again noon.

  105. He had never been able to have a house of his own, and even the small charge of the rooms was more than he could easily pay, miserable though they were.

  106. It always rolls itself up like a hedgehog with all its prickles out, turning for ever round and round on the axle of its own self-admiration.

  107. She had all the delight in watching and weighing the effects of the passion which she excited that moved the great queens of Asia and the empresses of Rome.

  108. His evidence, his aspect, his wild and contradictory words, did as much harm to her cause as he ignorantly strove to do good.

  109. The sun had set; there was a rosy after-glow which bathed her elastic figure in a carmine light; she had that beautiful walk which some Italian women have who have never worn shoes in the first fifteen years of their lives.

  110. He felt more akin to them and to the dogs than he did to the men with whom he worked.

  111. I never dreamed when I turned her out into the rain that I should love her as I do, or that she was capable of being what she is.

  112. The fever had left him, it is true, but he seemed to have no vital force or rallying power, and after a few days it was clear even to Daisy that Tom's life was drawing to a close.

  113. Then she generally appears, and wants me to ride with her, or play croquet, or see which dress is most becoming, and I always submit and obey her as if I were the child instead of herself.

  114. That is what Guy said, and I wrote it right down to copy into the book as a kind of preface or introduction.

  115. The dress is of more importance than the book, and I find her at ten or eleven trying to decide whether black or white or blue is most becoming to her.

  116. It used to annoy him terribly to wait for anything or anybody.

  117. It will be something to remember when she is gone, or rather when I return without her, as I am going to Indianapolis with her, and then back to the dreary business of seeing what I have left and what I can do.

  118. And there, one morning when he called to inquire for her, he, too, was smitten down with the fever which he had taken with Daisy's breath the many nights and days he watched her without rest or sufficient food.

  119. And so the paper was sent, and after a week or two Guy went back to his home in Cuylerville, and the blue rooms which Julia had fitted up for Daisy five years before became her own by right.

  120. Onct him and Beezum got t' rasslin' in th' parlor and Delmer throwed Beezum in th' coal box and broke his rib.

  121. Afterwards he went up t' Dakota and got 'lected t' th' legislature.

  122. Illustration] "Them's grampa and gramma Sparks, ma's pa and ma.

  123. Ma's jist run over t' Smith's a minute t' borruh some thread and some m'lasses and a couple uh aigs.

  124. Uncle Charley Sparks, he says that there's a stock story.

  125. He's a singin' school teacher and he's been to our house lots of times, but he lives at Ohio.

  126. The English, knowing of the negotiations for its return to the French, had left the ground uncultivated and the buildings in ruins.

  127. Six or seven hundred miles from Quebec, in the region of Lake Simcoe and the Georgian Bay, dwelt the Hurons, a sedentary people living in villages and practising a rude agriculture.

  128. When it proved ineffective, David Kirke decided to close in on the enemy.

  129. They arrived at Notre-Dame-des-Anges on the 17th of July, to find the Jesuits there in consternation at the rumoured report of the approach of a strong English fleet.

  130. And the Iroquois hied them back in triumph to their homes by the Mohawk, exulting in this first effective blow at the enemy in his own country.

  131. Then the Five Nations could concentrate their forces on the Hurons.

  132. There was a break in the mission in 1627.

  133. No Iroquois appeared; and, believing the rumour false, many of the warriors left the town for the accustomed hunting and fishing grounds.

  134. This murderer, an apostate Huron, afterwards confessed the crime, declaring that he had committed it because nothing but misfortune had befallen him ever since he and his family had embraced Christianity.

  135. But even while making peace the Iroquois were intent on war.

  136. When not engaged in gathering furs or loading and unloading vessels, the men lounged in indolence about the trading-posts or wandered to the hunting grounds of the Indians, where they lived in squalor and vice.

  137. To this task he promptly set himself, and soon had enlisted in the enterprise over a hundred influential and wealthy men of the realm.

  138. All day long, in and about the walls of St Louis, the battle raged; and when night fell only twenty wounded and helpless Hurons remained to continue the resistance.

  139. The good work went on, notwithstanding trials and reverses.

  140. At Cape Breton they were joined by two more Jesuits, Antoine Daniel and Ambroise Davost, who had gone there the year before.

  141. On the 6th or 7th of July, in company with a party of Hurons, Le Caron set out from the island of Montreal.

  142. So doing several things by the way, I walked home, and after dinner to the office all the afternoon.

  143. My head troubled with much business, but especially my fear of Sir J.

  144. After some discourse we remembered one another to have been together at the tavern when Mr. Fanshaw took his leave of me at his going to Portugall with Sir Richard.

  145. Pen coming out of the payhouse did single me out to tell me Sir J.

  146. Batten and his Lady, and Mrs. Turner, and I very merry, talking of the confidence of Sir R.

  147. To the Wardrobe, and there my Lord did enquire my opinion of Mr. Moore, which I did give to the best advantage I could, and by that means shall get him joined with Mr. Townsend in the Wardrobe business.

  148. Thence abroad with Mr. Creed, of whom I informed myself of all I had a mind to know.

  149. By and by comes my uncle Wight back, and so to supper and talk, and then again to cards, when my wife and I beat them two games and they us one, and so good night and to bed.

  150. She then fell into the possession of his brother, Colonel Robert Sidney.

  151. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "or" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    achievement; annulet; armory; arms; azure; bandeau; bar; baton; bearings; beige; bend; billet; blazon; buff; canary; canton; charge; chevron; chief; cockatrice; coronet; cream; creamy; crescent; crest; cross; crown; device; difference; eagle; ecru; ermine; escutcheon; fallow; field; file; fret; fur; garland; gilded; gilt; gold; golden; helmet; label; lemon; lion; lozenge; metal; motto; ordinary; pale; primrose; quarter; quartering; rose; sable; sallow; sandy; scutcheon; shield; straw; tincture; unicorn; wreath; yellow

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    orange blossoms; order administrative; order business; order for; order that; orderly sergeant; orders came; ordinary consciousness; ordinary degree; ordinary life; ordinary matter; ordinary occasions; ordinary person; ordinary seamen; ordinary speech; organic being; organic beings; organic body; organic change; organic forms; organic unity; organization participation; original documents; original work; ornamental tree; ornamented with