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 Meanings and Examples of BREED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Get ye to Gretna Green; couch on the wet grass and breed vipers.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  She saw in him the peculiar tight rebuff against anyone of the lower classes who might be really climbing up, which she knew was characteristic of his breed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
3  She looked soft and warm herself, as a ripe pear, and she was an amazon of the real old breed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  They were small, hardy animals, of a breed between Galloway and Exmoor, and were known as "heath-croppers" here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
5  The beaming sight, and the penetrating warmth, seemed to breed in him a cumulative cheerfulness, which soon amounted to delight.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
6  "It depends upon the breed of men quite as much as on the county," said Dr. Mortimer.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
7  In a basket, swung from his neck, cowered a dozen very recent puppies of an indeterminate breed.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
9  His wife was not always out of humour, nor his home always uncomfortable; and in his breed of horses and dogs, and in sporting of every kind, he found no inconsiderable degree of domestic felicity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
10  I am told you had a remarkable breed of tumblers.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXII
11  And to do this it was necessary to look after the land himself, not to let it, and to breed cattle, manure the fields, and plant timber.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 10
12  They do not breed, nor do they become fewer in number, and they are tended by the goddesses Phaethusa and Lampetie, who are children of the sun-god Hyperion by Neaera.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
13  I took with me six cows and two bulls alive, with as many ewes and rams, intending to carry them into my own country, and propagate the breed.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
14  Since my last return I find the breed is considerably increased, especially the sheep, which I hope will prove much to the advantage of the woollen manufacture, by the fineness of the fleeces.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
15  In their marriages, they are exactly careful to choose such colours as will not make any disagreeable mixture in the breed.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  Every mother breeds not sons alike.
17  The equation is simple: research breeds new products.
18  The sow breeds piglets in the spring.
19  This increases the vulnerability of crops to a major outbreak of pests or diseases; so the old breeds are needed for their valuable genetic material.
20  They hypothesize that small size may have facilitated the rapid diversification among domestic dog breeds.
21  The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism—an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own.
22  If possible, select pairs of fish that already have a track record for breeding.
23  Certain characteristics can be developed through selective breeding.
24  Flaws in the system have created a breeding ground for financial scandals.
25  The priest is a person of fine breeding.
26  Some birds fly south to find good breeding grounds.
27  Dirty hands can be a breeding ground for germs.
28  Horse breeding is indeed a risky enterprise.
29  Open-sea fish lay several million eggs each breeding season.
30  Birth is much, but breeding is more.