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 Meanings and Examples of AMPUTATION
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amputation
 n.  a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
 n.  a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
Classic Sentence:
1  But, though for ever mounted on that stump, never a stump-speech does the poor whaleman make; but, with downcast eyes, stands ruefully contemplating his own amputation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in She...
2  Mortification set in, and they had to amputate him.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
3  He drew nearer and saw that the old man had only one leg bent under him, the other had been amputated above the knee.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XVII
4  The wounded man was shown his amputated leg stained with clotted blood and with the boot still on.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII
5  In the miserable, sobbing, enfeebled man whose leg had just been amputated, he recognized Anatole Kuragin.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Old Dr. Fontaine was convalescing slowly from an amputated arm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  If he had thought the regiment was about to be annihilated perhaps he could have amputated himself from it.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  Half a dozen fingers pointed at the amputated wheel--he stared at it for a moment and then looked upward as though he suspected that it had dropped from the sky.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  In the end they had to amputate his foot to free him from the wrecked car.
2  They had to amputate his foot to free him from the wreckage.
3  When the doctors had to amputate the young man's leg to prevent the spread of cancer, he did not let the loss of a limb keep him from participating in sports.
4  To save his life, doctors amputated his legs.