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 Meanings and Examples of AGENCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  The Commercial Club issued a booklet prepared by a great and expensive literary person from a Minneapolis advertising agency, a red-headed young man who smoked cigarettes in a long amber holder.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  Suddenly bubbles seemed bursting beneath my closed eyes; like vices my hands grasped the shrouds; some invisible, gracious agency preserved me; with a shock I came back to life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
3  The wind that made great bellies of their sails, and rushed the vessel on by arms invisible as irresistible; this seemed the symbol of that unseen agency which so enslaved them to the race.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
4  However implicit the faith of David was in the performance of ancient miracles, he eschewed the belief of any direct supernatural agency in the management of modern morality.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
5  And I have the happiness to know, that several of those who came to Sabbath school learned how to read; and that one, at least, is now free through my agency.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  He admitted that he could not defend himself against this agency.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 10
7  Meanwhile, through the agency of Whymper, Napoleon was engaged in complicated negotiations with Frederick and Pilkington.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
8  Here you are, Peterson, run down to the advertising agency and have this put in the evening papers.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  As to my own little practice, it seems to be degenerating into an agency for recovering lost lead pencils and giving advice to young ladies from boarding-schools.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  I had almost overcome my pride so far as to go back to the agency and inquire whether the place was still open when I received this letter from the gentleman himself.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  And always, apart from the hound, there is the fact of the human agency in London, the man in the cab, and the letter which warned Sir Henry against the moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
12  I have already made some inquiries at a clerical agency, and they tell me that there WAS a man of that name in orders, whose career has been a singularly dark one.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
14  It was the post of secretary of the committee of the amalgamated agency of the southern railways, and of certain banking companies.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 17
15  In short, it would seem that no human agency could have approached such a man and gained his goodwill.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
16  The agency is expected to amalgamate with the National Rivers Authority.
17  The advertising agency secured the contract on the back of their previous successful campaigns.
18  The employment agency exists to match up graduates and IT companies.
19  He may be prosecuted for revealing secrets about the security agency.
20  Tours leave from Palma and are bookable at some hotels or any travel agency.
21  They operated a drug-smuggling business under the guise of an employment agency.
22  Details of the problem will be logged by the Help Desk staff who will then contact the appropriate agency.
23  Opposition MPs are calling for the establishment of an independent food and drugs agency.
24  The announcement came in a bald statement from the official news agency.
25  The country health agency has dedicated one inspector to monitor conditions in nursing homes.
26  The agency was set up to police the nuclear power industry.
27  The agency has a network of regional offices.
28  An agency is managing the let.
29  Some communicable diseases are transmitted only through the agency of vermin or insects.
30  The existence of more than one agency with power to intervene can lead to children falling through the net.