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 Meanings and Examples of AXE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
axe
 v.  chop or split with an ax
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  I heard his axe when I was puttin up the horse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  She could hear the sound of the axe ringing as Ashley split into rails the logs hauled from the swamp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  She rounded a thicket of pomegranate trees which were shaking bare limbs in the cold wind and saw him leaning on his axe, wiping his forehead with the back of his hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  At the sight of Ashley in rags, with an axe in his hand, her heart went out in a surge of love and of fury at fate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  Ashley put down the axe and looked away and his eyes seemed to be journeying to some far-off country where she could not follow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  His eyes were bitter as he looked toward the axe and the pile of logs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  They are mostly young, of stalwart frames; fellows who have felled forests, and now seek to drop the axe and snatch the whale-lance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
8  He was always trying to ride the colts before they were broken, teasing the turkey gobbler, seeing just how much red the bull would stand for, or how sharp the new axe was.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
9  The axe cleaved the air in front of Heyward, and cutting some of the flowing ringlets of Alice, quivered in the tree above her head.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
10  Raising a shout of triumph, he sprang toward the defenseless Cora, sending his keen axe as the dreadful precursor of his approach.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
11  As Magua ended he arose and, uttering the yell of a demon, his polished little axe was seen glancing in the torchlight as he whirled it above his head.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24
12  Some were scalped; some received the keen and trembling axe; and others suffered by thrusts from the fatal knife.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 31
13  He then went to a large gum-tree, and with his axe cut three large switches, and, after trimming them up neatly with his pocketknife, he ordered me to take off my clothes.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
14  The sound of monotonous axe blows rang through the forest, and the insects, nodding upon their perches, crooned like old women.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
15  A few other figures moved in the fog, and he heard the hard cracking of axe blows.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  When the tree is fallen, every one runs to it with his axe.
2  He fell the tree with a dozen blows of his axe.
3  A man used to wielding an axe fought best on foot.
4  A lot of people in shipbuilding will get the axe.
5  Religious programmes will be the first to get the axe if she's put in charge of the station.
6  When you have finished using the axe, please replace it.
7  Protesters, anxious over the spending cuts, urged councillors to think again before wielding the axe.
8  It was amazing what they could make just using an axe and an auger.
9  I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the axe, and laid him down on the ground to bleed; I say ground because it was ground -- hard packed, and no boards.
10  Five hundred jobs were axed as a result of government spending cuts.
11  Community projects are being axed by hard-pressed social services departments.
12  The axes are perpendicular to each other.
13  They equipped themselves with a pair of sharp axes and set off for the forest.