BUTTERFLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BUTTERFLY
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butterfly
 n.  insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  In the car going home to the red villa in the cornfields, she would destroy it, as a thrush pecks the wings off a butterfly.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  A butterfly sunned itself sensuously on a sunlit yellow plate.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
3  And the butterfly rose and the bluebottle.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
4  Children, young men, young women, some carrying hampers, others butterfly nets, others spy-glasses, others tin botanical cases arrive.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
5  As I approached the hut, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
6  That was all; but all their intercourse had been made up of just such inarticulate flashes, when they seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  Like her body, her face was too thin and too pale and her silky brows, arched and delicate as a butterfly's feelers, stood out too blackly against her colorless skin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
8  As to the nature of Selden's growing kindness, Gerty would no more have dared to define it than she would have tried to learn a butterfly's colours by knocking the dust from its wings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  I want our pet to like me, and be as gay as a butterfly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
10  But while she looked like a butterfly, clinging to a blade of grass, and just about to open its rainbow wings for fresh flight, her heart ached with a horrible despair.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 23
11  I made it like those Beth invented, a big butterfly with a fat body, and black and yellow wings, worsted feelers, and bead eyes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
12  Look,' said Arkady suddenly, 'a dry maple leaf has come off and is falling to the earth; its movement is exactly like a butterfly's flight.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  I remember a white butterfly which went and came in the street.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
14  In the summer there were always butterflies; fritillaries darting through; Red Admirals feasting and floating; cabbage whites, unambitiously fluttering round a bush, like muslin milkmaids, content to spend a life there.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
15  The dresses attracted the butterflies.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The diverse patterns formed by their brightly colored wings have made butterfly watching a fairly popular hobby.
2  The American, who won his fourth gold medal here in Athens Thursday in the 200-meter individual medley, is the favored swimmer tonight in the 100-meter butterfly.
3  Everybody knows that the butterfly emerges from the pupa, and the pupa from a quite different thing called a larva, and that from the butterfly's egg.
4  He shows us the mimetic coloring of a butterfly.
5  The butterfly is black and white with a blue stripe running down each wing.
6  A butterfly emerged in its full splendour a week later.
7  The butterfly is a kind of water sport.
8  A larva metamorphoses into a chrysalis and then into a butterfly.
9  Beautiful butterflies hovered above the wild flowers.
10  She is a world expert on butterflies.
11  Most of the butterflies perish in the first frosts of autumn.
12  These flowers are brightly coloured in order to attract butterflies.
13  An exam, or even an exciting social event may produce butterflies in the stomach.
14  Memories of her rise like butterflies from a bush, all darting, elate, and light.
15  One saw life-sized ladies and gentlemen dancing in stately rounds or laughing under trees and among flowers and butterflies.