ALTER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALTER
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alter
 v.  modify; cause to change; make different; convert
Classic Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
1  But the emergence doesn't alter the mass.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
2  They grumble a lot, but they're not going to alter anything.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
3  You can say nothing to alter my resolution.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Not to press you to alter your determination,' pursued the young man, 'but to hear you repeat it, if you would.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
5  It did not appear to him that Sir Walter could materially alter his style of living in a house which had such a character of hospitality and ancient dignity to support.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
6  I think very differently," answered Elizabeth, shortly; "an agreeable manner may set off handsome features, but can never alter plain ones.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  Not that that would matter much; I belong to one man; nothing can alter that.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 2 The People at Blooms-End Make Ready
8  He had tested and weighed his convictions again and again, and saw no reason to alter them, though he had considerably lessened his plan.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
9  However, it was too late to alter the matter now, so I locked it up in my private safe and turned once more to my work.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
10  Humanity had been strong, energetic, and intelligent, and had used all its abundant vitality to alter the conditions under which it lived.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
11  "But, of course, that doesn't alter the contract," she said.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
12  But although she may prevent us from becoming man and wife, and I may marry some one else, and marry often, nothing that she can possibly do can alter my eternal devotion to you.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
13  But we can soon alter all that.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
14  It will be a great pity, for it will alter you.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
15  But it will never alter, sighed Hallward.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  An old dog cannot alter its way of barking.
2  The current division of labor between workers and management will alter.
3  By changing the tomato's genetic blueprint , scientists can alter the rate at which it ripens.
4  Drugs can alter your perception of reality.
5  In public neither Mr. Blair's visit nor the regional summit in Nepal has done anything to alter India's position on dialogue with Pakistan.
6  To alter that equation, the Indian economy would have to maintain stellar growth rates for years.
7  El Niao is a natural phenomenon, but some are worried that climate change could now be altering the cycle in fundamental ways.
8  Her face hadn't altered much over the years.
9  I didn't recognize him because he had altered so much.
10  He had not altered greatly in the last ten years.
11  You start--did you hear a noise? I daresay it is only a rat scrambling along the rafters of the adjoining schoolroom: it was a barn before I had it repaired and altered, and they are generally haunted by rats.
12  Both sides are able to make a pretty plausible argument that the alteration is what they want it to be.
13  The leaflets require no alteration from year to year.
14  Any alterations had to meet the approval of the local planning authority.
15  The alterations doubled the value of the house.