APPROXIMATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPROXIMATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity; come near
Classic Sentence:
1  One foot in the shortened stirrup and the other leg crooked about the pommel in an approximation of a side saddle, she set out across the fields toward Mimosa, steeling herself to find it burned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  Carol gazed with a polite approximation to interest at Mr. Dashaway, a tan person with a wide mouth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  Thus speaks that approximation to wisdom with which the bourgeoisie, that approximation to the people, so willingly contents itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
4  In rough approximation we may point out four varying decades of work in Southern education since the Civil War.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
5  If I examine an act I performed a moment ago in approximately the same circumstances as those I am in now, my action appears to me undoubtedly free.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
6  Twenty-five millions is the most moderate approximative figure which the valuations of special science have set upon it.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The cost given is only approximate.
2  Not all old photographs are dated, but internal evidence may help to establish an approximate date.
3  The approximate date of his departure is next month.
4  The way that the trunk of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches and twigs is an approximate fractal pattern.
5  The Prime Minister has made a statement closely approximate to a falsehood.
6  The approximate time is three o'clock.
7  The conclusions of yours both approximate to the truth.
8  Cooking time is approximate based on the size of the fish.
9  That is a fair approximation of the way in which the next boss is being chosen.
10  This is a good first approximation of the concept of the transnational capitalist class that I want to develop.
11  Clearly that's an approximation, but my guess is there'll be a reasonable balance.
12  According to testimony at the guilty plea hearing, Mr. Haltinner, used an assumed online identity to sell approximately 637000 stolen credit card numbers.
13  The earth has a circumference of approximately 24900 miles.
14  A garden statue of Buddha was in a light finish approximately 110 cm high and 54 cm by 50 cm wide.
15  Topsoil is the upper surface of the Earth's crust, and usually is no deeper than approximately eight inches.