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 Meanings and Examples of BEST
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best
 a.  of the highest quality, or being the most suitable, pleasing, or effective
 ad.  in the most suitable, pleasing, or satisfactory way, or to the greatest degree
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  For a day or two we were busily employed in unpacking and laying out our property to the best advantage.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  I thought it best to change the topic.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  'Your best way is to make a clean breast of the facts, I answered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
5  It ain't easy to talk when your lips is like leather, but I guess I'd best let you know how the cards lie.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
6  When he comes, he will advise us for the best.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
7  Sometimes I followed them on my cab, and sometimes on foot, but the former was the best, for then they could not get away from me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
8  I drove along slowly, weighing in my own mind what it was best to do.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
9  The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
10  Going back, the others found that she had remained behind in the best bedroom.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
11  "But I like her best in the moonlight," Mrs. Swithin reflected, and mounted more stairs.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
12  At twenty-four the best days of life are over.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
13  No doubt the feat was easy to Mr. Utterson; for he was undemonstrative at the best, and even his friendship seemed to be founded in a similar catholicity of good-nature.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
14  I knew what was in his mind, just as he knew what was in mine; and killing being out of the question, we did the next best.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
15  And all the time, as we were pitching it in red hot, we were keeping the women off him as best we could, for they were as wild as harpies.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Moderation in all things is the best of rules.
17  Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well, wisest and best of all.
18  The best of all governments is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
19  Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity.
20  It is best to allow the rotor to rotate freely.
21  We alone is the best penalty we originally fault how difficult.
22  Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you both for along life and an ever-lasting happiness.
23  It's hard to find the good in someone when you've already found the best in someone else.
24  Most of the best paintings in the exhibition were already spoken for.
25  The best hearts are always the bravest.
26  If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him, an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
27  The captain did his best to foster a sense of unity among the new recruits.
28  We reckon her among our best reporters.
29  True wisdom is know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.
30  People need to know one another to be at their honest best.