CHARACTERISTIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CHARACTERISTIC
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characteristic
 n.  feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  It was characteristic of the regard in which Scarlett was held that few people based their defense or their criticism of her on her personal integrity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
2  At the thought her spirits began to rise: it was characteristic of her that one trifling piece of good fortune should give wings to all her hopes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  But this characteristic command seemed to reestablish their former relations; and Lily smiled at the thought that her friend had probably summoned her in order to hear about the Brys' entertainment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
4  She meditated upon his gutter patois, the Boeotian dialect characteristic of Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  But this occasional timidity is characteristic of almost all herding creatures.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  Another point of difference between the male and female schools is still more characteristic of the sexes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
7  A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
8  Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
9  Mademoiselle Reisz answered Monsieur Ratignolle in French, which Edna thought a little rude, under the circumstances, but characteristic.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
10  First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  The Hurons had awaited the result of this short dialogue with characteristic patience, and with a silence that increased until there was a general stillness in the band.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
12  Duncan, brave as he was in the combat, could not, in such a moment of painful suspense, make any reply to the cool and characteristic remark of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
13  These two narratives gave a proper direction to the subsequent inquiries, which were now made with the characteristic cunning of savages.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
14  On reaching it the girls deposited their burden, and continued for many minutes waiting, with characteristic patience, and native timidity, for some evidence that they whose feelings were most concerned were content with the arrangement.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
15  She had gone to a place where tears are dry; but every one around her was, in some way characteristic of themselves, showing signs of hearty sympathy.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Change, impermanence is characteristic of life.
2  Windmills are a characteristic feature of the Mallorcan landscape.
3  This social mobility is a characteristic feature, and has two implications.
4  To say little and perform much is the characteristic of great minds.
5  Religious symbolism is very characteristic of the paintings of this period.
6  A characteristic of the feminine psyche is to seek approval from others.
7  The Senate plan thus anticipated simplifying the review process characteristic of the categorical grants.
8  Treating people differently based on a certain characteristic is called discrimination.
9  Bird watchers identify different species of bird by their characteristic songs and distinctive plumage.
10  Sympathy is the feeling characteristic of mankind.
11  Rawls's representative agent is portrayed as a disembodied party devoid of any substantive human characteristics except rationality.
12  Certain characteristics can be developed through selective breeding.
13  These two species share a common set of characteristics.
14  Meanwhile, Americanism sets a heavy cultural foundation for American romanticism with its own national characteristics.
15  Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing.