ADMINISTER in a Sentence

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For ADMINISTER, below is one of 52 sentences:
When he had arrived at this stage of succor which he was administering to this dying man, the officer opened his eyes.

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 Meanings and Examples of ADMINISTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  govern; supervise; give or apply medications
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  Sometimes she had gone into the kitchen to administer a tardy rebuke to the cook.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XVII
2  This called for punishment, of course; and the police proceeded to administer it by leaping from the truck and cracking at every head they saw.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
3  The trader, who, considering his advantages, was almost as humane as some of our politicians, seemed to feel called on to administer such consolation as the case admitted of.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
4  This personage prefigured and represented in his aspect the whole dismal severity of the Puritanic code of law, which it was his business to administer in its final and closest application to the offender.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
5  Lady Middleton was ashamed of doing nothing before them, and the flattery which Lucy was proud to think of and administer at other times, she feared they would despise her for offering.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36
6  However, Mr. Earnshaw soon convinced him that he was alive still; Joseph hastened to administer a dose of spirits, and by their succour his master presently regained motion and consciousness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  She came very mute, with her long, handsome face, and downcast eyes, to administer to him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
8  He even said to himself, that a creditor is worse than a master; for the master possesses only your person, a creditor possesses your dignity and can administer to it a box on the ear.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
9  For common punishments are not imputed to the prince, but to the laws and ordinances which he has to administer.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: Chapter XXII.—That the severity of Manlius Torquatus and ...
10  He remained there for a fortnight, preaching, administering the sacrament, teaching, exhorting.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
11  They tore him from his hiding-place, and the combatants forced this frightened man to serve them, by administering blows with the flats of their swords.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
12  When he had arrived at this stage of succor which he was administering to this dying man, the officer opened his eyes.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
13  In short, he had been administering to himself little inward remonstrances and he feared Marius' reproaches.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
14  In the sycamores there was an uproar of linnets, sparrows triumphed, woodpeckers climbed along the chestnut trees, administering little pecks on the bark.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
15  How to cure such a dyspepsia it were hard to say, unless by administering three or four boat loads of Brandreth's pills, and then running out of harm's way, as laborers do in blasting rocks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
Example Sentence:
1  This unit teaches students how to administer First Aid.
2  The plan calls for the UN to administer the country until elections can be held.
3  Whatever we do should administer to the needs of the many, not to those of the few.
4  The laws often also mean that specific committees and specific departments are set up within local authorities to administer the services.
5  It's led to major disagreement about how best to administer development funds among some government departments.
6  Paramedics are to have extra training in administering on-the-spot treatment.
7  The country was administered by the British until very recently.
8  The pension funds are administered by commercial banks.
9  Tests should be administered by a medical expert.
10  The nurse administered the medicine to the patient.
11  A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a consistent manner.