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 Meanings and Examples of ATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ate
 v.  past tense of EAT
Classic Sentence: (199 in 14 pages)
1  She ate well, declaring that the mild weather made her feel better, and pressed a second helping of beans on Jotham Powell, whose wants she generally ignored.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  And here in this new country, safe from the twin perils of the land he had left--taxation that ate up crops and barns and the ever-present threat of sudden confiscation--he intended to have them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  Ellen ate diligently, but Scarlett could see that she was too tired to know what she was eating.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  And he said they ate each other too, before they surrendered, though I never did know whether to believe that or not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  And as for the exotic viands the Irish ate at the siege-- personally I'd as soon eat a nice juicy rat as some of the victuals they've been serving me recently at the hotel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  He ate silently the spoonfuls she pushed into his mouth and washed them down with noisily gulped water.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  There was some hominy left in the pot and she ate it with a big cooking spoon, not waiting to put it on a plate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  Somewhere was the world and families who ate and slept safely under their own roofs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  At Tara, they ate rabbit and possum and catfish, if Pork was lucky.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  She ordered the calf killed, because he drank so much of the precious milk, and that night everyone ate so much fresh veal all of them were ill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  The family ate it with relish but a sense of guilt, knowing very well Pork had stolen it, as he had stolen the peas and corn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  She not only begrudged them every mouthful they ate but she was on tenterhooks lest they discover somehow that Pork had slaughtered one of the shoats the day before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
13  Nevertheless she ate a large one, and drank a quantity of champagne.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
14  His kindliness and the firmness of his personality enveloped her and she accepted him as one who had a right to know what she thought and wore and ate and read.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
15  They ate their sandwiches by a prairie slew: long grass reaching up out of clear water, mossy bogs, red-winged black-birds, the scum a splash of gold-green.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  They ate and drank a ridiculous amount.
2  I ate too quickly and got hiccoughs.
3  There were four of us, so we divided the orange into quarters and each ate a piece.
4  If you want a pretence to whip a dog, say that he ate the frying-pam.
5  He ate a whole pot of jam.
6  He ate every bit of the pudding.
7  He cut down on coffee and cigarettes, and ate a balanced diet.
8  Between them they ate an entire cake.
9  They ate everything that was set in front of them.
10  The pigs were grunting contentedly as they ate their food.
11  It's a long time since she ate out last time.
12  He nibbled away the apple peel, then ate the flesh.
13  The food in the life boat gradually had to dwindle away to nothing; in the end, they ate the ship's cook.
14  I slept in queer places, and ate odd things, and met strange faces.
15  She ate a little bit, and said anxiously to herself.