ACTIVE in a Sentence

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As an active participant in economic globalization, China will never engage in trade or investment protectionism.

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 Meanings and Examples of ACTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
active
 a.  disposed to take action or effectuate change
 a.  in operation
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It must have been a young man, and an active one, too, besides being an incomparable actor.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  Again, however, his active spirit shook off the lethargy which springs from despair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
3  Snowball and Napoleon were by far the most active in the debates.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
4  The cat joined the Re-education Committee and was very active in it for some days.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
5  Here the hindquarters of the donkey, represented by Albert the idiot, became active.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
6  After all, I reflected, I was like my neighbours; and then I smiled, comparing myself with other men, comparing my active goodwill with the lazy cruelty of their neglect.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
7  Promises were still more liberally distributed than money by this active agent; and, in fine, nothing was left undone that could determine the wavering, or animate the disheartened.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
8  And there he was generous and curiously potent; he stayed firm inside her, giving to her, while she was active.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
9  wildly, passionately active, coming to her own crisis.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
10  And that forced the woman to be active.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
11  They want to be the active party.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
12  While the wireless is active, there are no far ends of the earth.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
13  There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
14  When really touched by affliction, her active powers had been all benumbed; and neither Lady Bertram nor Tom had received from her the smallest support or attempt at support.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
15  He feared that principle, active principle, had been wanting; that they had never been properly taught to govern their inclinations and tempers by that sense of duty which can alone suffice.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  She was active in local politics for many years.
17  We maintain active links with other European universities.
18  Before our modern age, people had a more physical and active lifestyle.
19  He has been an active participant in the discussion.
20  A murder victim is not a stage-prop in the drama of his death but an active participant.
21  Nor, however, did he want to be an active participant.
22  Be an active participant in the work of the schools.
23  As an active participant in economic globalization, China will never engage in trade or investment protectionism.
24  Joe is very active in left-wing politics.
25  He has dropped out of active politics.
26  Powell was declared unfit for active service.
27  Share prices were buoyant today in active trading.
28  I had an active social life when I was at college.
29  She was active in the Society for Women's Suffrage.
30  He was active in organizing student meetings.