ALLIGATOR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLIGATOR
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 n.  a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes
Classic Sentence:
1  They say the alligator, the rhinoceros, though enclosed in bullet-proof mail, have each a spot where they are vulnerable; and fierce, reckless, unbelieving reprobates, have commonly this point in superstitious dread.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  We had exhausted the crocodiles, and begun with the alligators, when the garden-bell rang.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
3  There's no beast or bird but can find a home some where; even the snakes and the alligators have their places to lie down and be quiet; but there's no place for us.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  On silvery sandbanks hippos and alligators sunned themselves side by side.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
Example Sentence:
1  We can see similar feature from the male of certain other large animals, such as the alligator, elephant, or moose.
2  When Mrs. Malaprop accuses Lydia of being "as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile," she confuses "allegory" and "alligator" in a typical malapropism.
3  The attack happened at dusk, which the report noted was prime alligator hunting time. The report also indicated that during the warm summer months the gator's drive for food would be stronger.
4  The alligators lash their tails in the water.