BARRENNESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BARRENNESS
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barrenness
 n.  property of not supporting life, no children or unable to have children; defect of emotion, sensibility, or fervency
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  They all preserve, however, the common characteristics of barrenness, inhospitality, and misery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  In the heath's barrenness to the farmer lay its fertility to the historian.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
3  They left their sweet lives or dragged themselves on in misery; Sirius scorched the fields into barrenness; the herbage grew dry, and the sickly harvest denied sustenance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
4  North, and east, and west he looked with wild questioning eyes, and then he realised that his wanderings had come to an end, and that there, on that barren crag, he was about to die.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
5  On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
6  The supply of adult women was running short, and polygamy without a female population on which to draw was a barren doctrine indeed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
7  Nor was the fear entirely an illusion, for the barren valley was thickly strewn with trees and boulders which had fallen in a similar manner.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
8  She did not want it, it was known and barren, birthless; the adoration was her treasure.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  It needed but this to complete the grim suggestiveness of the barren waste, the chilling wind, and the darkling sky.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
10  The barren scene, the sense of loneliness, and the mystery and urgency of my task all struck a chill into my heart.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
11  Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair I fell into a brown study.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
12  It wouldn't be like these barren settlements.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
13  The dooryard was of packed yellow clay, treeless, barren of grass, littered with rusty plowshares and wheels of discarded cultivators.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
14  He clumped after her, up the stairs, into his barren office.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  A town in California which had changed itself from the barren brick fronts and slatternly frame sheds of a Main Street to a way which led the eye down a vista of arcades and gardens.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence:
1  They are messengers of hope, springing forth from the barrenness and bitter cold of winter and heralding a new season of warmth and sunshine.
2  Thousands of years ago the surface was barren desert.
3  He also wants to use the water to irrigate barren desert land.
4  The land is barren on the east coast.
5  Viera ended his barren spell with a goal against Parma.
6  The barren land could produce little food.
7  That remote barren land has blossomed into rich granaries.
8  Looking out at the trackless, barren desert, Indiana Jones feared that his search for the missing expedition would prove fruitless.
9  On the surface, the natural landscape is all but barren, clouds drift over a plain adorned by tumbleweed.