3rd Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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womanspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an adult human female
She was a stout woman, with very red cheeks and sharp black eyes.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The door in the ivied wall had been pushed gently open and a woman had entered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The woman was his housekeeper at Misselthwaite Manor, and her name was Mrs. Medlock.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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whosespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
pron. of whom; belonging to whom
a. the possessive case of which
The young man whose name was Barney looked at her very sadly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She found herself in one long gallery whose walls were covered with these portraits.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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He took it up and disclosed a shapely little treasure-house whose bottom and sides were of shingles.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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ratherspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. to a moderate extent
ad. in some degree
Mary had been rather tired of the old ones.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Presently he got rather interested and suddenly made a suggestion.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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If she were not so sallow and had a nicer expression, her features are rather good.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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deathspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the act of dying; the end of life
n. the cause of loss of life
The poor unfortunate had starved to death.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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That old gentleman that had just come looked all puzzled to death.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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Lots of the women and girls was crying and taking on, scared most to death.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
yearspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
They wished in their hearts they had waited a year.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Our grandmama lives there and our sister Mabel was sent to her last year.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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They said they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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sentspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past tense) cause, permit, or enable to go
He sent them word I had not gone.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
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I sent for you to-day because Mrs. Sowerby said I ought to see you.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Our grandmama lives there and our sister Mabel was sent to her last year.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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wifespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
Mr. Craven had it shut when his wife died so sudden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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He used to marry a new wife every day, and chop off her head next morning.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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The Prince accordingly made her his wife; being now convinced that he had found a real Princess.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
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thusspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. as a result or consequence of this; therefore
ad. to this point; so
And thus she thought she should at least get rid of her.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
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Tom chased the traitor home, and thus found out where he lived.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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The next morning she went to play with the flowers in the warm sunshine, and thus passed away a day.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
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alonespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. having no one else present
ad. as the only one or ones
At last Tom rose slowly and softly, and started alone.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Think of the servants running away and leaving her all alone in that deserted bungalow.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She glanced around; found herself alone, and the next instant she had the book in her hands.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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receivedspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. widely accepted as true or worthy
v. (past tense) be given, presented with, or paid
He was therefore honourably received, and a special dwelling was assigned him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
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There was no getting around the authorities, so Joe turned, received the whack and fell.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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The widow received the boys as heartily as any one could well receive two such looking beings.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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womenspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. (plural) an adult human female
Many women visited Aunt Polly and Mrs. Thatcher and tried to comfort them.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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But there was no whispering in the house; only the funereal rustling of dresses as the women gathered to their seats disturbed the silence there.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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We used to hop out of the woods and go charging down on hog-drivers and women in carts taking garden stuff to market, but we never hived any of them.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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businessspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an occupation, profession, or trade
n. something with which a person is rightfully concerned
He had been called to London on business and had not seen the boy for nearly two weeks.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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As twilight drew on, the ferryboat went back to her accustomed business and the skiffs disappeared.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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But he made a sad business of it with his unsteady hand, and a smothered titter rippled over the house.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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deadspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. no longer alive
ad. absolutely; completely
Perhaps everything is dead in it already.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She did not want it to be a quite dead garden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She wondered also who would take care of her now her Ayah was dead.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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reallyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. in actual fact
ad. in accordance with truth or reality
You can really have no notion how delightful it will be.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
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It really seemed as if he were finding out all about her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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It was really this mention of Dickon which made Mary decide to go out, though she was not aware of it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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fellspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. knock, strike, shoot, or cut down
And the sun fell warm upon his face like a hand with a lovely touch.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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By the time the lamb fell asleep questions poured forth and Dickon answered them all.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She hoped he would come back the very next day and she fell asleep looking forward to the morning.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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humanspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a man, woman, or child, not an animal
a. having or showing the better qualities of man
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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Not a human creature was to be caught sight of in the paths they took.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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And now the tiresome chirping of a cricket that no human ingenuity could locate, began.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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eveningspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the time at the end of the day, usually from 6 p.m. to bedtime
By the evening he had made a pretty little kitchen-pot.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
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This composition was considered to be the very finest effort of the evening.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Never had his age, with which, however, he was always grumbling, seemed so miserable as on this evening.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
ladyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken
I was learned that by a young lady I was gardener to.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The old lady whirled round, and snatched her skirts out of danger.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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The old lady sank down into a chair and laughed a little, then cried a little, then did both together.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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fearspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. emotion caused by the nearness or possibility of danger, pain, evil
v. be afraid
Tom began to fear that Huck was right.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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There was that in it which smote even the innocent with fear.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Then he began to feel badly and fear that he was in the wrong.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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sensespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch
v. have a feeling, without being told directly
Tom was disgusted; and felt a sense of injury, too.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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There was a late look in the light, a late sense in the atmosphere.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Tom was trembling from head to foot with excitement and a sense of the hopelessness of the situation.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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sightspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the ability to see
She started a little at the sight of the open window.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Not a human creature was to be caught sight of in the paths they took.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The horses were climbing up a hilly piece of road when she first caught sight of a light.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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necessaryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. required to be done, present; needed; essential.
But now he did not know the necessary symptoms.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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It is not necessary to set down the rest of the oration.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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But at the outset it seemed necessary to be on guard against the other two.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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artspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. studying and making beautiful things
n. great skill
Ah, that is where the art comes in.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
When the interest in art began to wane, the two fell to talking.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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But she was full of mystery about her art, in which a certain pair of magic spectacles did her essential service.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
informationspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. knowledge gained through study, communication, etc
I want recommendations and some information relative to Africa.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
As I had nothing more to do at Versailles, I went to Auteuil, and gained all the information I could.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Due information was given to the authorities, and permission obtained that the two funerals should take place at the same time.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
strangespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. not previously known, seen, felt, heard of, etc
a. unusual or curious; odd; queer
Here was another locked door added to the hundred in the strange house.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Yorkshire people seemed strange, and Martha was always rather a puzzle to her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She was with a fair young man and they stood talking together in low strange voices.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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feelingspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an emotional state or reaction
a. sensitive
The queer feeling in her heart increased.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Mary went back to her room not feeling at all as she had felt when she had come in from the garden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She put her hand accidentally upon the tapestry near her, and then sprang back, feeling quite startled.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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bloodspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. red liquid flowing through the body
And told him how to keep a journal on the shirt with his blood, and all that.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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Then they all stuck a pin in their fingers to get blood to sign with, and I made my mark on the paper.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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So Tom unwound the thread from one of his needles, and each boy pricked the ball of his thumb and squeezed out a drop of blood.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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rosespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. any of various wild or cultivated bushes with strong prickly stems
At last he rose up sighing and departed in the darkness.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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Ben Weatherstaff brought the rose in its pot from the greenhouse.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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He was examining a branch of a standard rose and he shook his head.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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forwardspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. toward the front; in the direction that one is facing
v. advance or help onward
He leaned still farther forward.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Mary was leaning forward on her hands and knees.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The nurse came forward as if she were half afraid.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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viewspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the ability to see something
n. a sight or prospect of a landscape
There was a third point in view, which will appear hereafter.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
Thereupon the old woman led her behind a large cask, which quite hid her from view.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Many women held their infants on their shoulders, and thus the children had the best view.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
positionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a place where something is located or has been put
v. put or arrange something in a particular place or way
For a man who, like Franz, viewed his position in its true light, it was a grave one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
He found the prisoner in the same position, as if fixed there, his eyes swollen with weeping.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
The higher the position in which one finds oneself transplanted, the greater is the suffering.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
supposespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. accept as true or probable; imagine; assume
v. think or hold as an opinion
Well, amiable Corsican, let us suppose it is providence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 43. The House at Auteuil.
Albert seized it, and as Franz had no reason to suppose it was meant for him, he suffered Albert to retain it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
"About a thousand, I suppose," he answered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
minespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
pron. something that belongs to me
n. an excavation in the earth for extracting coal
The nurse must bring up her tea with mine.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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He leaned his back up against a tree, and stretched his legs out till one of them most touched one of mine.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
"Those are not mine," she said.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
effectspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a result or condition produced by a cause
v. cause to occur; cause to produce a result
Tom did what he could to comfort her, but with little effect.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
No one but Colin himself knew what effect those crossly spoken childish words had on him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
He fell to blaming and abusing himself for getting her into this miserable situation; this had a better effect.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
fairspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. in accordance with the rules or standards
n. market
Mary knew the fair young man who looked like a boy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Jim hitched it behind with the hooks, and it was a fair fit.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
She was with a fair young man and they stood talking together in low strange voices.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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exceptspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
prep: not including
conj: apart from; but; unless
There is no one to talk to here except you and Ben Weatherstaff.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
So he laughed again; and so did everybody else, except three or four, or maybe half a dozen.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
Buck and his ma and all of them smoked cob pipes, except the nigger woman, which was gone, and the two young women.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
armyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a large group of soldiers who fight on land in a war
Fernand sought and obtained leave to go and serve in Greece, still having his name kept on the army roll.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
Caderousse was, like Fernand, enrolled in the army, but, being married and eight years older, he was merely sent to the frontier.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
Thus, in all their dreams, their wishes, and their conversations, Vampa saw himself the captain of a vessel, general of an army, or governor of a province.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.