BRAKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRAKE
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brake
 n.  a piece of mechanism for stopping motion by friction
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  A lot of cost of maintenance goes into renew brake of my old car.
2  The driver had to jam the brake pedal to the floor to avoid entering the intersection.
3  I had to brake suddenly, and the car behind ran into me.
4  She pressed her foot down sharply on the brake pedal.
5  Williams testified that he tried to apply the brakes but couldn't stop the vehicle in time.
6  She slammed on the brakes to try to avoid the dog.
7  It's no joke when your brakes fail on the motorway.
8  The car will fail its MOT if we don't get the brakes fixed.
9  Optional extras include anti-lock brakes and an electric sunroof.
10  He's outside fixing the brakes on the car.
11  The brakes don't seem to be working properly.
12  Some types of bike have brakes which you operate by backpedalling.
13  Anti-lock brakes are fitted as standard.
14  Test your brakes after driving through water.
15  He heard a screech of brakes and then fell down.
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  After a silence the shy fist, clenching on sixpence, pointed into the bramble brake.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  Then he put her in gear with a jerk, having jerked off his brake.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
3  But it was all right, and the brake was off.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
4  Venn moved his elbow towards a hollow in which a dense brake of purple-stemmed brambles had grown to such vast dimensions as almost to form a dell.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
5  The roof and chimney of Venn's caravan showed behind the tracery and tangles of the brake.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
6  She vanished in a hollow for a few moments, and then her whole form unfolded itself from the brake.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
7  In a neighbouring brake a finch was trying to sing; but the wind blew under his feathers till they stood on end, twisted round his little tail, and made him give up his song.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
8  Meg colored behind the brake, but asked no questions and looked across the river with the same expectant expression which Mr. Brooke had worn when he told the story of the knight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
9  Birds began singing in brake and copse: birds were faithful to their mates; birds were emblems of love.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  The wounded deer dragging its fainting limbs to some untrodden brake, there to gaze upon the arrow which had pierced it, and to die, was but a type of me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  I tried to make her stop, but she couldn't so I pulled on the emergency brake.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires, and I knew that first I had to get myself definitely out of that tangle back home.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  Tom threw on both brakes impatiently and we slid to an abrupt dusty stop under Wilson's sign.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
14  He slowed down, but still without any intention of stopping until, as we came nearer, the hushed intent faces of the people at the garage door made him automatically put on the brakes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
15  being little underbrush, and few tangled brakes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32