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pretendspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not
A tumblebug came next, heaving sturdily at its ball, and Tom touched the creature, to see it shut its legs against its body and pretend to be dead.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Boys of his own size pretended not to know he had been away at all; but they were consuming with envy, nevertheless.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very busily, though in reality they did nothing at all.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
puddlespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. something resembling a pool of liquid; a small body of standing water
pumpkinspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family
pupilspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
The pupils wondered if this foolhardy boy had lost his mind.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
The pupils of his eyes, as he gazed at Monte Cristo dilated horribly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
Most of the pupils glanced up languidly, but there were two among them that watched his movements with intent eyes.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
purposespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. something set up as an object or end to be attained
v. propose or intend
He smiled; the infernal invention would serve him for this purpose.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
Mary thought that perhaps the sun held back a few minutes just on purpose.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Once when she was walking toward him he picked up his spade and turned away as if he did it on purpose.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
readerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. one that reads
n. one appointed to read to others
He was regarded as a wonderful reader.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
The feast had been made ready on the second floor at La Reserve, with whose arbor the reader is already familiar.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
We must explain this visit, which although expected by Monte Cristo, is unexpected to our readers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 92. The Suicide.
reboundspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. return to a former condition
refereespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. someone to investigate and report on a case or to ensure fair play
rehearsalspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. exercise or practice to prepare for a public performance
reindeerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes
remodelspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. change the structure or form; reconstruct
remotespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a device, used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
a. located far away in distance
Huck jumped for a hiding-place, for he had no mind to be connected even remotely with the late event.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Then the howl of a far-off dog rose on the night air, and was answered by a fainter howl from a remoter distance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
repaintspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. cover with a new coat of paint
repayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. pay back money borrowed from someone
v. give something as recompense for a favor or kindness received
Do not advance it; the father will never repay it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
replacespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. substitute; put in the place of another
v. switch seemingly equivalent items
She tried to replace the arm, but it moved with a frightful rigidity which could not deceive a sick-nurse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 102. Valentine.
They turned the bowsprit towards Sardinia, where they intended to take in a cargo, which was to replace what had been discharged.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
At the dawn of day he replaced the stone, pushed his bed against the wall, and lay down.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
replayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. play again
v. repeat something
rewritespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. write differently; alter the writing of
royalspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
a. established or authorized by royalty
Colin held out his hand with a sort of flushed royal shyness but his eyes quite devoured her face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
And he waved a thin hand which ought really to have been covered with royal signet rings made of rubies.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
The bear, however, could not rest until he had seen the royal palace, and when a short time had passed, went to it again.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
sadlyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
ad. with sadness; in a sad manner
The Knave shook his head sadly.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
Poor Hans was sadly frightened.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANS IN LUCK
The young man whose name was Barney looked at her very sadly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
sadnessspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
n. the state of being sad
Haidee sighed deeply, and a shade of sadness clouded her beautiful brow.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
In his whole life, perhaps, Franz had never before experienced so sudden an impression, so rapid a transition from gayety to sadness, as in this moment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
Then she laid them in the green grass under the juniper-tree, and she had no sooner done so, then all her sadness seemed to leave her, and she wept no more.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE JUNIPER-TREE
sailorspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a serviceman in the navy
My captain is dead; I have barely escaped; but I am a good sailor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
Everywhere the last requests of a dying man are sacred; but with a sailor the last requests of his superior are commands.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
The young sailor gave a look to see that his orders were promptly and accurately obeyed, and then turned again to the owner.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Marseilles—The Arrival.
sandwichspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. two or more slices of bread with a filling between them
v. insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
Saturdayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the seventh and last day of the week
saucespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. stewed fruit served with other foods
n. appetizing ingredients for meat, fish or puddings
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
scannerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a device for examining, reading, or monitoring something
n. a device that scans documents and converts them into digital data
scissorsspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. (plural) edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FALSE COLLAR
There was nothing to do but to bring out the scissors and cut the beard, whereby a small part of it was lost.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
They pretended to roll the cloth off the looms; cut the air with their scissors; and sewed with needles without any thread in them.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
scratchspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. cut the surface of; cause friction
Huck began to dig and scratch now.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
An odd expression came into his face and he began to scratch at the earth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
But the cat, not understanding this joke, sprang at his face, and spat, and scratched at him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS
screamspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. give a long, loud, piercing cry
n. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Alice gave a little scream of laughter.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
Madame Danglars uttered a scream and fainted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
The scream which had been coming almost choked him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
screenspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
He had placed the light directly behind him, for he knew that the shadow would always have its master for a screen, but he could not entice it.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
The gate of the hotel had been closed to screen them from sight, but they were forced, when the door was open, to pass through a throng of curious glances and whispering voices.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
He began gathering the grape-leaves which screened the sun from the grapes, and won the heart of the gardener.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
scrubspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. rub hard; wash with rubbing
searchspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. try to locate or discover; seek
So she went in search of her hedgehog.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
Tom said that they must have been missed long ago, and no doubt the search was going on.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
Tom believed that it must be Wednesday or Thursday or even Friday or Saturday, now, and that the search had been given over.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
secretspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a thing kept from general knowledge
She was standing inside the secret garden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
The sun shone down for nearly a week on the secret garden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
She must be careful if she meant to keep her secret kingdom.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
shadowspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface
They sat in the shadow waiting.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
By and by they judged that twelve had come; they marked where the shadow fell, and began to dig.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
At that moment a shadow fell on the page and Tom Sawyer stepped in at the door and caught a glimpse of the picture.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
shookspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a bundle of parts, as of boxes, ready to be put together
v. (past tense) emotionally or physically disturbed; upset
The Knave shook his head sadly.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
The Hatter shook his head mournfully.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII. A Mad Tea-Party
His hand shook and his mouth shook and his voice shook.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
sicknessspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. state in ill health; disease
He no sooner began to drink of what they brought him, than he felt his sickness leave him, and was as strong and well as in his younger days.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WATER OF LIFE
Well, then, your guest will be poisoned at the fifth remove, and die, at the end of eight or ten days, of pains in the intestines, sickness, or abscess of the pylorus.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
He was sick, he said, and he looked it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
sidewalkspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a paved path for pedestrians at the side of a road
Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
skirtspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the part of a coat or dress that hangs below the waist
The old lady whirled round, and snatched her skirts out of danger.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
He had hardly uttered these hasty words when the skirts and sleeves of his coat folded themselves together into wings; the clothes became feathers, and the galoshes claws.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Tom skirted the block, and came round into a muddy alley that led by the back of his aunt's cow-stable.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III