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Lexicographically close words:
wharfinger; wharfs; wharves; whas; whase; whatcher; whate; whateber; whatever; whativer
  1. They will want to know what you were doing here.

  2. In the sterile privacy of the office you reviled her, scorned her, brought her to believe that she was what she was not, a creature of filth and dishonor.

  3. You told her what she might have been, and what she was, and what she would be.

  4. As to temper, one never knows what a woman's temper is--till one puts her out of it.

  5. I am not sure what I might be in that case.

  6. What you say that you saved me from might have done me more good than all you conferred on me.

  7. At last Kenelm said, "You promised to be kind to that little girl with the flower-ball; what has become of her?

  8. My dear Kenelm, you don't know what is the spirit of party, and how easily it makes excuses for any act of its leader.

  9. And what reconciled those men to such pursuits?

  10. Think what a drunken, violent brute I was when I first met you.

  11. What sort of a fellow is your cousin Kenelm?

  12. Your definition is perfect," said Gordon, "and I am contented to rest on it my excuse for what my cousin deems insincerity.

  13. Judging by what your contemporaries at the University tell me of your speeches at the Debating Society, you were not then an ultra-Radical.

  14. I should be glad so to annul it; but what is Kenelm's weak side?

  15. Don't you think it strange," said Kenelm, "that we English should so mould all our habits as to make even what we call pleasure as little pleasurable as possible?

  16. The Republicans also insisted that the Tolerationists, no matter what their previous party affiliation, would with one accord obey the behests of the sovereign people.

  17. What right, the Federals asked, had they to attack a constitution they had sworn to uphold?

  18. Though himself a believer in God, he was perhaps what one would probably have termed a little later a Unitarian.

  19. In any question as to what constituted the last, the magistrates assisted by the elders were to decide and to determine the measure of the crime.

  20. Philo Shelton of Fairfield) with others of his brethren proposed a union with the political party, then in a minority, to secure what he regarded a just right.

  21. Sometimes his words signified wonder and awe; then again there was an underlying vein of compassion in what Hanky Panky said; for his heart was greatly touched by the sight of all this terrible misery.

  22. How they shouted and even embraced each other as they learned what measure of success was coming to their army.

  23. Hanky Panky and Josh could understand very little of what was said, but by watching the expressive face and motions of Jeanne they were able to translate much of her explanations.

  24. What if it were all a part of a deep-laid scheme calculated to delay them, for some dark purpose or other?

  25. This was just what Rod wanted them to think; it would allow Josh the chance he needed to disable the car in some way or other.

  26. The summit of the low hill was not more than a quarter of a mile away from the spot where Rod and his two chums had dismounted, to stare aghast at what was transpiring before their eyes.

  27. Rod had to explain a lot of things to the old Frenchman, who it seemed had not been awakened by what had occurred in the night, but had heard something of the event from his daughter.

  28. In this fashion he believed he might be able to accomplish what he had determined to attempt, at least without being interrupted by any passing Uhlan lancers.

  29. As usual Hanky Panky began to speculate on what they were fated to see or experience during that day.

  30. In this fashion they came to a little rise which Rod chose, as customary, to ride up slowly and carefully, not knowing what sort of a surprise might await them at the top.

  31. He knew what terrible work must be going on beyond that thrown-up earth, for in bayonet work the French have ever been without a rival.

  32. Don't mind what he says, Hanky; you know Josh loves to have his little joke; and I believe he still feels that he owes you one on account of the trick you played on him this morning.

  33. Perhaps he knew his auditors so well that he really anticipated what the effect would be upon both Josh and Hanky Panky.

  34. But what possessed you three adventurous boys to wish to come once more to the scene of battle and carnage?

  35. The man at the spring watched them with what seemed to be uncommon interest; but then that was not so strange, considering what splendid machines they were riding.

  36. The probabilities may pass for what they are worth till further discovery.

  37. I replied, that as to the succession, I could not see what right the emperor had to a voice upon the matter.

  38. The church authorities thought only of crushing what opposed them, especially of crushing talent, because talent was dangerous.

  39. At twelve he dined; after dinner he went hunting, or to his farm or to what he pleased.

  40. Yet the education of Gregory Cromwell is probably not far above what many young men of the middle and higher ranks were beginning to receive.

  41. They enjoyed an abundance far beyond what in general falls to the lot of that order in long-settled countries; incomparably beyond what the same class were enjoying at that very time in Germany or France.

  42. What you tell me with regard to Philura fills me with surprise and alarm," Mrs. Van Deuser was remarking with something more than her accustomed majesty of tone and mien.

  43. When Electa asked me point blank, what could I say without--without denying--God?

  44. Now maybe you'll listen to me while I tell you what I know about Philura Rice!

  45. Ma she sez to me, sez she, 'What ails you Lecty?

  46. And also--er--consider above all what interpretation is best suited to one's individual station in life.

  47. Ask, and at once return thanks for what you have asked!

  48. It only remains for you to bring the invisible into visibility--to take of the everlasting substance what you will!

  49. Where--in what place will the lady speak--I mean, will it be in the church?

  50. He had welcomed the idea of leaving Monk's Eype with an eagerness which had pained her, though in her heart she was aware that she had thus devised a way out of what had become to them both a most difficult and false situation.

  51. No doubt,' said Winfrith to himself, 'they are only discussing what sort of creeper ought to be added to the west wall this autumn!

  52. Perhaps you forgot to bring your notes in here with you, or--wait a moment--what is that you are holding in your hand?

  53. One question he longed to ask of Lady Wantley, for he felt that on the true answer much depended that would modify his judgment, and guide his opinion, as to what the immediate future must bring.

  54. You will know what to say better than I could tell you.

  55. But Winfrith was not able to conceal from himself the fact that the necessary interviews with his old love were the salt of what was otherwise a laborious and often thankless task.

  56. I have often thought, this last year, lying here, of what he answered.

  57. But what would Mr. Winfrith have to do with it?

  58. This is a picture, and not a disputation: as to what they teach or preach inside Bethel, it is nothing to me; this paper has not the slightest theological bias.

  59. The difficulty is that people cannot believe what they cannot immediately see, and there are very few who have the patience or who feel sufficient interest to study minute things.

  60. This four times married elder--what work, what a pyramid of work, his life represents!

  61. This rock has a purple tint, dotted with moss spots almost black; the green water laps at the purple stone, and there is one place where a thin line of scarlet is visible, though I do not know what causes it.

  62. The typical Venus is fined down from the full growth of human shape to fit the artist's conception of what beauty should be.

  63. Or the rush of the sea wave brought them to me, wet and gleaming, up from the depths of what unknown Past?

  64. It seems to be left to men who are little more than labourers, and who cannot understand the patent fact that times are different now from what they were thirty years since, when they first donned their uniforms.

  65. The poor man was dreadfully frightened at what he had seen in the moon.

  66. It was a purely human action--just what we do ourselves.

  67. Who, or what is she, in the name of wonder?

  68. My father, to my infinite terror, threw open a window near which he was posted, and demanded what he wanted.

  69. Fix his salary at what you think befitting.

  70. He guided his boat under the balcony, and spoke to me; I hardly knew what he said, or what I replied.

  71. Then imagine what a silly figure your poor Julia makes on such occasions!

  72. Pray do not fail to write three times a week at least; you can be at no loss what to say.

  73. He nursed what property was yet left to him; for Donohoe's excesses, as well as fines and forfeitures, had made another inroad upon the estate.

  74. He then rushed to the door with the intention of plunging among the trees, and making his escape by flight from what he now esteemed a den of murderers, but Merrilies held him with a masculine grasp.

  75. But Prudy had suffered in her short life a great deal of what we call "discipline," and had learned pretty thoroughly the lesson of obedience.

  76. Susy sprang up as suddenly as if the piano stool were exploding; but what to say she did not know, and stood still in dumb surprise.

  77. She was not as yet very well acquainted with the English language, and did not know what "tolerably" meant; she supposed it meant "remarkably.

  78. It was a wonderful mercy that the five rash children were spared; but life is full of just such mercies; and of course I knew all the while what was coming, or I could not have written so cheerfully.

  79. O, we ought to say a prayer to the Muse; but I can't remember what it is.

  80. O, mamma, what did the folks do with Harriet?

  81. Her terrific screams brought her mother down in haste, to see what was the matter.

  82. Dotty," said Prudy, with a meaning in her tone, "what do you suppose made mamma tell you that story?

  83. She was thinking what a contrast this cheerful family presented to another "burnt-out" family, who had this very day moved into a house across the street.

  84. What a strange, strange child to tell a story!

  85. The child behaved like a lady when she first came; but what can you expect in this house with those boys?

  86. Her father told the family physician she was not well, and asked what it was best to do with her.

  87. I cannot tell you precisely what Harriet did to him; but when the father and mother got home, that darling boy was moaning in great pain.

  88. When she had the feeling of hate swelling at her heart, nobody told her what it was like.

  89. Thy mother will do what is right and proper when she comes home.

  90. The threatened shortage of paper has led a few unkind persons to enquire upon what our diplomatic victories are hereafter to be achieved.

  91. What would you say was the quality or characteristic most to be desired in every member of our social common-wealth?

  92. After that what could I do but alter the stories I had in stock.

  93. This is what is meant, no doubt, when people talk of "elevating" the drama.

  94. After what seemed interminable hours, at last he heard the clear word of command, the clatter of things falling and the immediate roar of the explosions.

  95. And that," I said, "is exactly what I am, entirely owing to a natural spirit of contradiction.

  96. What has happened to give you the hump?

  97. Then what the deuce are you kicking up such a row for?

  98. He would keep a lover in the act of embracing the lady of his heart while he explains what the parents of each died of, and all that has happened since.

  99. The overwhelming majority of them have not the faintest conception of what Christianity is.

  100. We have to take our stand on what is accepted, not on what is rejected.

  101. Every one understands what is meant when it is asserted that the English nation is at war or at peace; that the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church; that the Great Western Railway has declared a dividend; but what is Humanity?

  102. If Religion is a delusion, remember what must be eliminated from our convictions.

  103. It does not seem credible that the new morality could escape being egoistic and hedonistic, and these principles alone would dictate complete reversal of all our present notions as to what is noble, what is useful, what is good.

  104. It would be a strange perversity if men should reject Christ in the name of spiritual {162} religion when it is to Christ, and to Him alone, that they owe the conception of what spiritual religion is.

  105. Look at that man who made a loud profession, but who was leading a life of secret vice, who was false to the trust reposed in him, who appropriated what had been committed to his charge.

  106. When they accepted this or that article of Natural Religion, they had accepted what was as difficult of belief as this or that part of the Revelation which they rejected.

  107. They speak of Him repenting and being jealous and coming down to see what is done on earth.

  108. I did not," returned Griffith, fixing his eyes intently on the speaker; "what has he to offer?

  109. Who and what is the man who thus enjoys your confidence, Captain Munson?

  110. But if there be such danger to an easy draught of water, what will become of the frigate?

  111. Let us hear what the first lieutenant can say in favor of his petticoat quality!

  112. Can you, that know so well who and what these daring mariners are, be merry about the self-same winds that caused their danger?

  113. These waves, to me, are what the land is to you; I was born on them, and I have always meant that they should be my grave.

  114. I am too much accustomed to hear the sneers of the sea-officers, to regard what I know proceeds from ignorance.

  115. Griffith, "What are we to do with the frigates?

  116. The loyalty of this gentleman was altogether of a calculating nature, and was intimately connected with what he considered his fealty to himself.

  117. We give this timely notice that they who commit to us this work may remit to us what is needed.

  118. And what a change it is from the South to New England!

  119. We do not see that anything is gained by claiming for Roman Catholicism to-day, or in the past, what is clearly not so.

  120. They "know what is right and what is wrong, without you coming here.

  121. What will it be if these girls now growing up are brought into a school like ours at Pleasant Hill?

  122. The question is sometimes asked in letters we receive, What are the privileges of a Life Member in the A.

  123. I thought, "Now I must not lie to that woman," and I did what I promised right there, and I have kept serving him ever since.

  124. With illiterate mothers what will that generation be?

  125. Now this is exactly what cannot be done.

  126. That coming event is a deficit that seems inevitable, unless we shut our ears to what sound like the calls of God.

  127. And crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God?

  128. And when they were in the house, he asked them: What did you treat of in the way?

  129. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house and seek diligently until she find it?

  130. And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest.

  131. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?

  132. What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works?

  133. Do I say that what is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

  134. For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

  135. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

  136. And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews?

  137. He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and whereunto shall I resemble it?

  138. And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more?

  139. And when the multitudes had seen what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice in the Lycaonian tongue, saying: The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

  140. Drying by Superheated Steam What this term really signifies is simply water vapor in the absence of air in a condition of less than saturation.

  141. At what temperature must the condenser be maintained to produce a given humidity?

  142. In the absence of proper efforts to secure reproduction, the most valuable kinds are rapidly being decimated, and the necessity of a more rational and careful use of what remains is clearly apparent.

  143. This must be determined entirely by the species of wood to be dried, its condition when it goes into the kiln, and what kind of finished product is to be manufactured from it.

  144. What moisture conditions obtain in a stick of air-dried wood?

  145. This latter result is oft-times accomplished while moisture yet remains and which in an enforced effort to escape bursts open the cells in which it has been confined and creates what is known as "checks.

  146. What flows through the "sapwood" is chiefly water brought from the soil.

  147. Wood has characteristics very much different from those of other materials, and what little knowledge we have of it and its properties has been taken from the accumulated records of experience.

  148. What the physical action of the water is upon the molecular structure of organic material, to render it softer and more pliable, is largely a matter of conjecture.

  149. What do you think the stranger children learned from their new playmates?

  150. The quaint houses, row-boats, and great wind-mills give you an idea of what Holland is like.

  151. As they never knew what moment the Indians would come upon them, even when they went to church the Pilgrims carried their guns.

  152. Thus we might talk on and on, without being able to tell all about the Pilgrim forefathers and foremothers and what we owe them.

  153. In getting out of the picture what she can for the children, each teacher must use her own good judgment considering the grade and general intelligence of her class.

  154. Landing of the Pilgrims) one painter has shown us what kind of a day he thought it was.

  155. To what extent any place can be assigned him in the history of philosophy is more doubtful.

  156. Nothing is known of his biography except what may be gleaned from his works.

  157. What it is that determines the arrest of some eggs and the progressive development of others in the same capsule is at present unknown.

  158. Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1895), are models of what such works should be.

  159. To primitive minds which speculated upon the "why and wherefore" of what they saw around them, the narratives of Genesis afforded an answer.

  160. The famous potter Josiah Wedgwood introduced a method of making imitations of cameos in pottery by producing white figures on a coloured ground, this constituting the peculiarity of what is now known as Wedgwood ware.

  161. Compared with Greek gems, it will be seen that what at first sight is attractive as refined and delicate is after all an exaggerated minuteness of execution, entirely devoid of the ancient spirit.

  162. In this way minerals radically different were associated on the ground of what is generally a superficial and accidental character, and rarely of any classificatory value.

  163. It is only from inscriptions of other places that we know that it had municipal rights, and we do not know at what period it obtained them.

  164. This is, as might be expected, what is found to be the case in all "reversed" Gastropods.

  165. This was what was meant by the rebels under John Ball in the 14th century when they repeated: "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?

  166. But I need not quote further from Captain Erskine, nor from other unprejudiced writers, to convince you, and through you your friends, of what has been accomplished through the instrumentality of missionaries.

  167. The whole scene was so different from what I had but a short time before expected, that I was perfectly bewildered.

  168. He knows what is best for us all: your wife and our good missionary are in His hands.

  169. This produced a favourable impression on the king, showing as it did, what was the genuine effect of Christianity when carried out.

  170. What say you, Mr Bent; would you like to make the attempt?

  171. One of the most remarkable objects I have met with in the Sandwich Islands is what may properly be called a city of refuge.

  172. I now turned the subject, and asked what assistance he could give in refitting the ship and supplying fresh provisions.

  173. While watching for what is next to occur, we see four chief men, so they seem by their dress and bearing, walking along the beach.

  174. No man can tell when he is safe, or at what moment the treacherous islanders may not turn round and destroy him, just as they did Captain Cook, and just as they have treated many other unfortunate Englishmen since his time.

  175. Where she could have come from, and what was the character of the people on board I could not tell, and this caused me no little anxiety.

  176. At first the wind was propitious, but a fierce gale arose, which drove the canoe out of her course for many days before it, till those on board were unable to tell in what direction to steer to regain their own island.

  177. What sort of places do you prefer to visit?

  178. Let us do what we can to send the word of God to those who are as once we were.

  179. Several days passed, and not a clue was gained as to what had become of the young princess.

  180. She encouraged them to learn their daily tasks, and made them teach her in the evening what they had learned at the school in the day; and in this manner she acquired her first knowledge of letters.

  181. And what good did you ever find it do you, Margaret?

  182. But what had Margaret Catchpole to do with it?

  183. You can scarcely believe what happiness I experience in devoting any portion of my time to your service.

  184. I might have done as you did; but I do think, Margaret, knowing what a friend I had always been to you, that you might have placed confidence in me, and have told me Laud was in prison.

  185. If every prisoner should go unpunished who broke out of prison what continual attempts would be made to escape!

  186. Margaret, what if I tell you that for you only has he kept himself single?

  187. But, whatever you do, lie still, and you will be out of danger; and if you have a mind to see what a battle is, you will have a good view of it.

  188. While the honest-hearted girl is denying all attachment to any but himself, and living upon the hope of his future welfare and well-doing, what is he about?

  189. I had no idea what the food might be, but it was tender and of good flavor.

  190. I believe it is a theory of yours that one thief has the right to take from another what does not belong to either of them.

  191. As for myself, I believe I had ample warrant for doing what I did; I will not dwell on that motive, as it is already familiar to you.

  192. What has become of these four millionaires and Napoleons of finance?

  193. You have overheard what this strange two-handed creature has been telling me?

  194. I shall do what I can, gentlemen," said the professor wearily.

  195. Of what value is life to us, situated as we are?

  196. I am glad that he does not know what he is doing and that Meigs is asleep.

  197. I have no patience with your harebrained theories," he went on, "and I have seen charlatans work greater wonders than what you are pleased to call your 'demonstration.

  198. If any one of them ever lost his four hands," I observed, "he would not only find it impossible to help himself but would be unable to tell others what to do to help him.

  199. Ever since I began erecting what the Harlemites were pleased to call my castle," smiled Quinn.

  200. Cutting loose from every tie that held him to Earth, I knew very well what my feelings would have been under the circumstances.

  201. What is that small, square building under the wing of the palace?

  202. Be that as it may," said Meigs, "we were not invited here for a debate but to witness a demonstration of what you were pleased to term a revolutionizing discovery.

  203. Some shook their heads and said that was not what she needed, that what she needed was better officers.

  204. What they were doing all knew: they were doing nothing.

  205. What they were to do no one appeared very clearly to know.

  206. But what was the need of multiplying instances!

  207. For that very reason, because he didn't know what precautions would do any good, he took a chance and walked openly to the bridge by the most direct route.

  208. What could have entered through the iron cover?

  209. Maybe it's just what we need, but to eat baby food with a man wearing a diaper.

  210. He wondered if she felt some of the doubt he'd tried to conceal, shared his visions of what the soldiers might do if they found him brazenly strolling with an Invader.

  211. The small blaze that smoldered behind him on the cracked concrete floor had consumed everything burnable within blocks; what remained of the gutted concrete office building from which he peered was fire-proof.

  212. Madam, I cannot stay to know particulars Of what hath pass'd betwixt you and the prince: Only tell me how he relish'd your saying you Were promis'd to Ergasto?

  213. Say, What shepherdess whom ever swain thought fair, Has not Mirtillus courted, and obtain'd Some favour from.

  214. And if there be not in't what they call wit, There might have been, had it been thought so fit.

  215. Tis true, they come; But what is that to me, if Thyrsis come not?

  216. I am a Christian; And, what is more, a constable!

  217. Why should she wish or hope for anything, But what I'd have her wish or hope for only?

  218. How soon from virtue and an honour'd spirit Man may receive what he can never merit!

  219. If I were married to him, you should see What I would make him.

  220. My readers may not readily understand what is meant here, so I will explain a little.

  221. I don’t know what he will grow into either in mind or instinct (call it what you like).

  222. If “Jumbo” could but speak, I know he would endorse what I say here.

  223. I may add that Jumbo was very much interested in what was going on around him.

  224. If so, it is needless to say I shall be more than rewarded; and if poor, dear old Jumbo could but speak he would join in what I say.

  225. I must confess that I was somewhat curious to see what kind of reception would be accorded Jumbo.

  226. Really, my dear readers, I cannot find words to tell you what pleasure I took in seeing that bird roam about at night when all nature seemed to be reposing, while she sang and enjoyed herself.

  227. You must learn how to clean for them, what their various wants are, and you must also study their character to learn their little ways, before you can appreciate them, or they will appreciate you.

  228. This brief summary is a far from complete outline of what may be seen and done in Yellowstone.

  229. In escaping, he journeyed northward and penetrated Yellowstone as far as what is now known as Tower Falls.

  230. What to Wear Warm clothing should be worn, and one should be prepared for sudden changes of temperature common at an altitude of 7,500 feet.

  231. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "what" 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:
    what account; what applies; what becomes; what belongs; what cases; what cause; what comes; what concerns; what doth; what good; what had been said; what happens; what news; what ought; what people; what period; what place; what prompted; what really; what respect; what seemed; what terms; what would you think; whatever form; whatever kind; whatever they