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 Meanings and Examples of BLOCK
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
block
 n.  the area bounded by four streets in a town or suburb
 v.  make movement difficult or impossible
Classic Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
1  Mrs. Meade mounted her carriage block and craned her neck for a view of the baby, but the doctor, disregarding the mud, plowed through to the side of the carriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  She was unable to walk more than a block on the tiny feet which she crammed into too small slippers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Uncle Peter, preoccupied with the conversation behind him, had driven past the Merriwether carriage block and he backed up the horse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  She pushed her way swiftly through the crowds, past the packed, hysterical mob surging in the open space of Five Points, and hurried as fast as she could down the short block toward the depot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  When she had shoved and pushed her way through the mob for a block beyond Five Points the crowd thinned a little and, gathering up her skirts, she began to run again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  Saloons blossomed overnight, two and sometimes three in a block, and after nightfall the streets were full of drunken men, black and white, reeling from wall to curb and back again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  Coming out to the carriage block they greeted her in accents that always made her feel that one could forgive Yankees almost anything except their voices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  What he did at this desk the bewildered officials of the bank did not know, but he owned too large a block of the stock for them to protest his presence there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
9  She sank down panting on a carriage block, clutching at her nerves as though they were ropes slipping swiftly through her hands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
10  Of the love-making of Carol and Will Kennicott there is nothing to be told which may not be heard on every summer evening, on every shadowy block.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  The business-center of Schoenstrom took up one side of one block, facing the railroad.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  A lumber-wagon, its long green box filled with large spools of barbed-wire fencing, creaked down the block.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  Between a large new "block" of two-story brick shops on one side, and the fire-brick Overland garage on the other side, was a one-story cottage turned into a millinery shop.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  She found it a liver-colored frame coop half a block from Main Street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
15  Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
16  It's not always easy being the new kid on the block.
17  This is a block of undeveloped land.
18  Perhaps the major stumbling block to reunification is the military presence in South Korea.
19  He rough-hewed a statue out of a block of jade rapidly but then polished it slowly over a long period.
20  The old man chopped the block of wood in two with a single blow.
21  They are trying to block in the space.
22  A block up the street I found a parking lot.
23  The first section of the sample invoice is the information block.
24  Philip's best friend Jason lived only four houses down the block, close but not immediately adjacent.
25  Marius and his fellow students hurriedly improvised a rough barricade to block police access to the students' quarter.
26  He failed to get enough allies to block the reform.
27  With his hammer and chisel, the sculptor chipped away at the block of marble.
28  The man put the iron block on the anvil.
29  This inscription is written at the bottom of the large stone block.
30  She planned to sculpt a swan out of a block of ice.