APPLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
apply
 v.  exert; put into service; avail oneself to;
Classic Sentence: (181 in 13 pages)
1  You see I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problem, and which facilitates matters wonderfully.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  The Church gave her full solemnities, graced with all the splendour which she of Rome knows how to apply with such brilliant effect.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  Mr. Edmund Bertram, as you do not act yourself, you will be a disinterested adviser; and, therefore, I apply to you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  Now, I must apply to you for information.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  Had the Grants been at home I would not have troubled you, but you are now the only one I can apply to for the truth, his sisters not being within my reach.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  She had a rule to apply to, which settled everything.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
7  The same remark he considered to apply to the regulation mode of cutting the hair: which he held to be decidedly unlawful.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  I was proud, too, to think that I had so far mastered his system as to apply it in a way which earned his approval.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
9  There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
10  If he refuses, we have no alternative but to apply for a warrant.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
11  I revolved these circumstances in my mind and determined thenceforth to apply myself more particularly to those branches of natural philosophy which relate to physiology.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  These thoughts exhilarated me and led me to apply with fresh ardour to the acquiring the art of language.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
13  It was evening when I arrived, and I retired to a hiding-place among the fields that surround it to meditate in what manner I should apply to you.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
14  Which was not at all what I meant, for I had intended my question to apply to his means.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
15  And more needles were missing than it could be regarded as quite wholesome for a patient of such tender years either to apply externally or to take as a tonic.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIII
Example Sentence: (129 in 9 pages)
16  You should apply immediately, in person or by letter.
17  Directions: wet hair, apply shampoo and massage into a rich lather.
18  These principles apply equally in all cases.
19  His good demeanor spoke well for him when he went to apply for the job.
20  Tickets are limited and will be allocated to those who apply first.
21  If you apply yourself to the job in hand, you'll soon finish it.
22  It's important to apply research in a practical way and not leave it on the shelf.
23  By the time I saw the job advertised it was already too late to apply.
24  Wet your hair and apply the shampoo.
25  She affirmed her intention to apply for the post.
26  I am continuing to apply for jobs.
27  Anyone wishing to apply for a grant should write to the Treasurer.
28  I feel a bit fenced in at work because my boss won't let me apply for promotion.
29  These arrangements under the treaty apply to the whole of Europe.
30  The right thing would be to apply direct pressure to the wound.