CANVAS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of canvas
Definition:
n. heavy closely woven fabric; background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative
Example:
My canvas is my life, and I give you the colors and brushes of me.
Sentence in Classic:
When the morning practice was over the trainer would make his comments and sometimes illustrate them by shuffling along for a yard or so comically in an old pair of blue canvas shoes.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I sat up on the coping of the bridge admiring my frail canvas shoes which I had diligently pipeclayed overnight and watching the docile horses pulling a tramload of business people up the hill.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
She drew her wool down through the canvas and, scarcely able to refrain from laughing, stooped as if trying to make out the pattern.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She wears an underdress of pale green silk, draped with an overdress of thin ecru canvas embroidered with gold.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
He was dressed in a canvas jacket, and a pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Sleary in a very little private apartment, with canvas sides, a grass floor, and a wooden ceiling all aslant, on which the box company stamped their approbation, as if they were coming through.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Many of them had run away from school to join the army, and here and there were clumps of them in the cadet uniforms of military academies, the black cock feathers on their tight gray caps wet with rain, the clean white canvas straps crossing their chests sodden.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Thus, against the wind, it has its cordage and its canvas; against the water, wood; against the rocks, its iron, brass, and lead; against the shadows, its light; against immensity, a needle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
They furnished the canvas to the four rascals, and the latter undertook the preparation of the scenery.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
She had made herself young, with parted hair, sailor blouse and large blue bow, white canvas shoes and short linen skirt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context