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 Meanings and Examples of ACRE
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acre
 n.  a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards
 n.  a large extent or amount of something
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  She straightened her tired back and, looking over the browning autumn fields, she saw next year's crop standing sturdy and green, acre upon acre.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  "I'll tear this house down, stone by stone, and burn it and sow every acre with salt before I see either of you put foot over this threshold," she shouted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
3  Only one acre was being farmed now where once a hundred had been under the plow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
4  He asked the veterinarian about the value of different breeds of stock; he inquired of Lyman Cass whether or not Einar Gyseldson really had had a yield of forty bushels of wheat to the acre.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  Iowa farmers were selling their land at four hundred dollars an acre and coming into Minnesota.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  We pay only twenty dollars an acre then, and I been offered a hundred.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
7  And then eight hundred acres of wheat, three hundred of potatoes, and four hundred of clover, and not one acre exhausted.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
8  I was up home; an old man up there has sown wheat too, about an acre of it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
9  "Because the forest is worth at least a hundred and fifty roubles the acre," answered Levin.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 16
10  Some had been there for centuries, never selling an acre.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
11  It would be too ridiculous for me to attempt anything where I am now, with my little half acre.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
12  There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of; but had every acre been alienable, it would have made no difference.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  Behind the house was a garden, a quarter of an acre in extent.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
14  This quarter of an acre, so poorly planted, so encumbered with mean buildings and sheds, was dear to him, and satisfied his wants.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
15  This garden was about an acre and a half in extent.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE HOUSE WITH A SECRET
Example Sentence:
1  The house has half an acre of lawn.
2  The shepherd has penned up the sheep in the four acre field.
3  The first settlers wrote home glowing reports of the New World, praising its vast acres of arable land ready for the plow.
4  This land, you will observe, is peculiarly good, having some few acres of what we call prairie, or natural meadow.
5  We own 100 acres of farmland.