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 Meanings and Examples of BEAM
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beam
 n.  ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool
Classic Sentence: (143 in 10 pages)
1  At one end of the big barn, on a sort of raised platform, Major was already ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
2  Hirsute, handsome, virile, the young man in blue jacket and brass buttons, standing in a beam of dusty light, was her husband.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
3  Streatfield; a piece of traditional church furniture; a corner cupboard; or the top beam of a gate, fashioned by generations of village carpenters after some lost-in-the-mists-of-antiquity model.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
4  The sun through the low window sent in a beam that lit up his thighs and slim belly and the erect phallos rising darkish and hot-looking from the little cloud of vivid gold-red hair.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
5  Mr. Venn is so tall that he knocked his head against the beam in gieing a skip as he passed under.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
6  On the table stood a dark-lantern with the shutter half open, throwing a brilliant beam of light upon the iron safe, the door of which was ajar.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
7  Then he passed through the same door as before, and the light of the candle framed it in the darkness and shot one single yellow beam across the gloom of the corridor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
8  In the centre of this room there was an upright beam, which had been placed at some period as a support for the old worm-eaten baulk of timber which spanned the roof.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
9  This colossal beam is a yard; that great column of wood which stretches out on the earth as far as the eye can reach is the main-mast.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
10  The first has the whole heavens in his eyes; the last, enigmatical though he may be, has still, beneath his eyelids, the pale beam of the infinite.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
11  This ruin can be recognized by two large square windows which are still to be seen there; the middle one, that nearest the right gable, is barred with a worm-eaten beam adjusted like a prop.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
12  They were thrust under this beam, where each one found his fetters swinging in the darkness and waiting for him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
13  In the future no one will kill any one else, the earth will beam with radiance, the human race will love.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VIII—MANY INTERROGATION POINTS WITH REGARD TO A C...
14  Don't economize on the nuptials, do not prune them of their splendors; don't scrimp on the day when you beam.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
15  And so he had leisure to muse on all its exquisite details, as a hard worker, on a holiday morning, might lie still and watch the beam of light travel gradually across his room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  During a severe earthquake, each beam will absorb the shock by crumpling, thereby preventing serious damage to the tower.
2  Now just opposite the grandstand was a post some ten feet high, with a small beam projecting from the top toward the spectators.
3  I thought the swift darting beam was a herald of some coming vision from another world.
4  But then, prepared as my mind was for horror, shaken as my nerves were by agitation, I thought the swift darting beam was a vision from another world.
5  From where I stood I could see a huge beam of projected light flooding up into infinity from the reactor.
6  But if there had been no stony obstruction there the labor would have been useless still, for if the beam had been wholly cut away Injun Joe could not have squeezed his body under the door, and he knew it.
7  The plow is a long beam with a most primitive share in the middle, a cow at one end, and a boy at the other.
8  The radar beam can track a number of targets almost simultaneously.
9  The cancer cells are burnt out using a laser beam.
10  He is canting the edge of a beam.
11  The inexperienced pilot flew the plane badly; it was off the beam most of the time.
12  The machine directs a powerful beam at the affected part of the body.
13  I've come to realize what I said at the meeting was off beam.
14  We beamed the program to the countries of Central America.
15  We beamed the X-rays through the material.