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 Meanings and Examples of CEILING
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ceiling
 n.  the upper surface of a room
 n.  an upper limit, usually relating to money
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  Then he stared at his cap, stared at the ceiling, and held his peace.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
2  In the meantime, the drinkers had begun to sing an obscene song, and to laugh at it until the ceiling shook.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
3  A wan ray of the December sun penetrated the window of the attic and lay upon the ceiling in long threads of light and shade.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—A NEST FOR OWL AND A WARBLER
4  Paris is the ceiling of the human race.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
5  Never have the fingers of night which contract beneath this stifling ceiling, turned the leaves of a book nor unfolded a newspaper.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
6  All at once he sprang up; he had just perceived, near the top, close to the ceiling, a triangular hole, which resulted from the space between three lathes.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A PROVIDENTIAL PEEP-HOLE
7  At this absolute assertion, the Jondrette woman raised her large, red, blonde face and stared at the ceiling with a horrible expression.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XII—THE USE MADE OF M. LEBLANC'S FIVE-FRANC PIECE
8  A shot into the ceiling, the air, no matter where.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIV—IN WHICH A POLICE AGENT BESTOWS TWO FISTFULS ...
9  Marius decided that in a few seconds more the moment for intervention would arrive, and he raised his right hand towards the ceiling, in the direction of the corridor, in readiness to discharge his pistol.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
10  There was a hole in the ceiling of his cage, and, above it, another hole in the roof.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
11  This vault had for ceiling a vault of stone, and for floor ten inches of mud.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
12  A ceiling of clouds concealed the stars.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
13  Nicolette used up a sheet "as big as the ceiling," as she put it, for lint.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS, EMERGING FROM CIVIL WAR, MAKES READY F...
14  They thought they heard voices carolling in the infinite; they had God in their hearts; destiny appeared to them like a ceiling of stars; above their heads they beheld the light of a rising sun.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
15  Wrath, tempest, claps of thunder, foam to the very ceiling.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  A lamp was suspended from the ceiling above us.
2  The floor was level, but the ceiling sloped toward his head.
3  There were buckets to catch the drips from the ceiling.
4  In her current role she broke through the glass ceiling as the first woman to reach senior management level in the company.
5  The ceiling fan depends from the ceiling.
6  In the first moments of waking, he looks up in puzzlement at the aged ceiling fan revolving above his bed.
7  Showered, under the ceiling fan in his room at the Coligny, Converse woke to the telephone.
8  They stared up at the hole in the ceiling.
9  Mind you don't bump your head on the low ceiling.
10  I got a crick in my neck from painting the ceiling.
11  The cracks in the ceiling have to be plastered over before you can start painting.
12  We tied balloons and streamers to the ceiling ready for the party.
13  It is a variable topping-up resource to meet the expenditure ceiling.
14  Where traditional own resources are inadequate to meet the new expenditure ceiling, the fourth resource comes into operation.
15  The roof support structure had collapsed and the entire weight was bearing down on the ceiling.