AIRING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AIRING
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airing
 a.  exposure to air for freshening or drying; exposure to public attention; radio or television broadcast
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  Her once active limbs were so stiff and feeble that Jo took her for a daily airing about the house in her strong arms.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
2  The old lady couldn't resist her longing to see her nephew, for she had met Laurie as she took her airing, and hearing of Mr. March's arrival, drove straight out to see him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
3  An airing would do me a great deal of good, I am sure.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 49
4  Expecting Herbert all the time, I dared not go out, except when I took Provis for an airing after dark.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
5  Introduced same, cautiously, in course of airing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
6  In the course of twenty minutes she appeared from round the corner, and advanced as if merely taking an airing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
7  She acted as the most exemplary might have acted, being so influenced; she took an airing twice or thrice a day upon the Egdon hills, and kept her eyes employed.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
8  "You are never so charming or so absurd as when you are airing some hypocrisy like that," he cried in frank enjoyment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  They would think that he was airing his superior education.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
10  For that sort of thing gives one's intellect an airing.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
11  His wife must be a lady and a lady of blood, with as many airs and graces as Mrs. Wilkes and the ability to manage Tara as well as Mrs. Wilkes ordered her own domain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  There was more social life here than at Aunt Pauline's, but Scarlett did not like the people who called, with their airs and their traditions and their emphasis on family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
13  Don't go putting on any airs with me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  Suellen never missed the opportunity to leave the plantation and give herself airs among people who did not know she weeded the garden and made beds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
15  The minute Sue got her hands on a little money she'd give herself unendurable airs and never contribute one cent toward the upkeep of Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  The Mass will begin airing at 8: 00am EST; and will be re-aired at midnight EST.
2  Despite airing them for several hours, Martha could not rid her clothes of the pervasive odor of mothballs that clung to them.
3  The subject got a thorough airing in the British press.
4  Douglas Hurd's active citizen and John Patten's lager louts are both given an airing.
5  Surely she cannot truly like him; if she did, she need not coin her smiles so lavishly and manufacture airs so elaborate.
6  His classmates called him a show-off because of his bumptious airs.
7  The prime minister aired some ideas about pepping up trade in the region.
8  The sheets were aired on the line.
9  Iranian state television on Sunday aired what it described as the confession of an Iranian man detained for spying for the CIA.