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 Meanings and Examples of BLACK
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black
 n.  the color of coal or of a very dark night
 a.  relating to people with dark skin, especially people whose family originally came from Africa
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  The other he tried to slip through hers; but she eluded him nimbly, and Frome's heart, which had swung out over a black void, trembled back to safety.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  Then the room grew perfectly black, and not a sound was audible but Zeena's asthmatic breathing.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  She stood just as Zeena had stood, a lifted lamp in her hand, against the black background of the kitchen.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  Then, striking upward, it threw a lustrous fleck on her lips, edged her eyes with velvet shade, and laid a milky whiteness above the black curve of her brows.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  At first its weak flame made no impression on the shadows; then Zeena's face stood grimly out against the uncurtained pane, which had turned from grey to black.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  The words went on sounding between them as though a torch of warning flew from hand to hand through a black landscape.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  Her "good" dress had been replaced by the black calico and brown knitted shawl which formed her daily wear, and with them she had put on her usual face and manner.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  A red sun stood over the grey rim of the fields, behind trees that looked black and brittle.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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10  Ahead of them, a long way off, a range of hills stained by mottlings of black forest flowed away in round white curves against the sky.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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11  They had reached the point where the road dipped to the hollow by Ethan's mill and as they descended the darkness descended with them, dropping down like a black veil from the heavy hemlock boughs.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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12  The sled swerved in response, but he righted it again, kept it straight, and drove down on the black projecting mass.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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13  Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  But she smiled when she spoke, consciously deepening her dimple and fluttering her bristly black lashes as swiftly as butterflies' wings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  For here were no long, straight furrows, such as could be seen in the yellow clay fields of the flat middle Georgia country or in the lush black earth of the coastal plantations.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
16  I'm going to wear my black dress with the V-neck.
17  Judges wear black robes when they are in court.
18  Under the old regime black marketeers would buy almost anything from Western tourists and resell it at an enormous profit.
19  Thereis no wool so white but a dyer can make it black.
20  Gray is intermediate between black and white.
21  Let black and white as brothers, South Africa to the prosperity and development.
22  The pictures were in black and white.
23  I like the contrast of the white trousers with the black jacket.
24  A perfunctory love lost evolve into black and white color.
25  It can be black, white or grey.
26  The church has an ornate black and white marbled interior.
27  The kitten was black with white front paws and a white splotch on her chest.
28  The black paint on the door provides a contrast for the white walls.
29  Those black shoes clash with that white skirt.
30  When you fill in the form, please write clearly/legibly in black ink.