BRITTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRITTLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  easily broken; having little elasticity
Classic Sentence:
1  A red sun stood over the grey rim of the fields, behind trees that looked black and brittle.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VIII
2  Mrs. Tarleton's face changed and the brittle smile left her lips as she put her arm around Carreen's slender waist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  Cathleen was as white as Cade had been the day Scarlett called, white and hard and brittle, as if her face would shatter if she spoke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  The white brittle mask was back again and she picked up the reins.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  She laughed and was frivolous and rather brittle.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
6  The brittle blue line had withstood the blows and won.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
7  Exactly as before, I was your little skylark, your doll, which you would in future treat with doubly gentle care, because it was so brittle and fragile.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
8  So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
9  The house gave little cracks as if it were very brittle, very dry.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 13
10  He rolled its body, tender yet brittle as a grain of rice, between thumb and finger for an instant before he let it fall from him and wondered would it live or die.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  My employer's self-control was as brittle as an egg-shell.
2  The wood of the alder is light, quite brittle when young and easily worked.
3  The paint was brittle with age.