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 Meanings and Examples of ANT
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 n.  social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  There in that hollow of the sun-baked field were congregated the grasshopper, the ant, and the beetle, rolling pebbles of sun-baked earth through the glistening stubble.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 13
2  One day he sprained his ankle in his effort to avoid stepping on an ant.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
3  of the southern country songbooks of the ante bellum period.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  jure illo quod ante regem inauguratum in interregno habuit.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
5  Now the ants have quite a different taste.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: IX
6  With the ant-heap the respectable race of ants began and with the ant-heap they will probably end, which does the greatest credit to their perseverance and good sense.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: IX
7  The French swarming round their guns seemed to him like ants.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XX
8  Through the streets soldiers in various uniforms walked or ran confusedly in different directions like ants from a ruined ant-hill.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV
9  Like ants and August sun on a wound.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
10  Over the gray skin of the face ran little ants.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
11  He was pursued by the sight of black ants swarming greedily upon the gray face and venturing horribly near to the eyes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  She knew them in crowds passing to and from their nests, like ants or beetles.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
13  Lizards, grasshoppers, and ants were the only living things to be beheld.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
14  In front of her a colony of ants had established a thoroughfare across the way, where they toiled a never-ending and heavy-laden throng.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
15  The ant-king had come in the night with thousands and thousands of ants, and the grateful creatures had by great industry picked up all the millet-seed and gathered them into the sacks.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In THE WHITE SNAKE
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The ant is the most industrious animal; however, it is the most taciturn one.
2  The ant is the most industrious animal, but it most be scanty of words.
3  For a man who held that to take even an ant's life is evil , the offering of a million lives gives one pause.
4  None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
5  The ant is a social insect.
6  A low rumble is heard in the distance, suddenly Chodin comes over the horizon riding on a giant ant.
7  His ex - wife has upped the ante in her alimony suit against him.
8  We might refer to this as the ex ante demand for bank lending.
9  There will also be two large glass cases: one with a colony of bees, the other with a group of ants.
10  You could see one of the worst qualities of life on the planet, but in this inferno you could see an enterprising population that worked like ants.
11  In these times of strictest economy, it would perhaps be interesting to go deeper into the ways of those untiring thrifty ants who seem to know how "To cut a centime in four" and extract the quintessence from a bone.
12  Termite, sometimes incorrectly called white ants, is a group of social insects.
13  From the hilltop, they could see the herd like ants in the distance; they could barely hear the cattle low.
14  Many ants kill the horse.
15  The kitchen was infested with ants.