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 Meanings and Examples of CITY
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city
 n.  a large and densely populated urban area that may include several independent administrative districts
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  I should have founded a city for him in Argos, and built him a house.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
2  In this disguise he entered the city of Troy, and no one said anything to him.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
3  They were astounded when they heard this, for they had made sure that Telemachus had not gone to the city of Neleus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
4  Tell me also your country, nation, and city, that our ships may shape their purpose accordingly and take you there.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
5  When I had set sail thence the wind took me first to Ismarus, which is the city of the Cicons.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
6  But Minerva went to the fair city of Lacedaemon to tell Ulysses' son that he was to return at once.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
7  I will go the round of the city begging as I needs must, to see if any one will give me a drink and a piece of bread.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
8  Later on the swineherd will bring me to the city disguised as a miserable old beggar.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
9  You killed many a man in those days, and it was through your stratagem that Priam's city was taken.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
10  The next morning at sun-rise we continued our march, and arrived within two hundred yards of the city gates about noon.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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11  I viewed the town on my left hand, which looked like the painted scene of a city in a theatre.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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12  The city is an exact square, each side of the wall being five hundred feet long.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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13  This city stands upon almost two equal parts, on each side the river that passes through.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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14  The rich shoemaker in the city took the measure of her little foot.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
15  But there was a great ball in the city, to which Karen was invited.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Louise Renne, who ran unopposed for city attorney, threw a dim sum party for successful treasurer candidate Susan Leal.
17  For the city attorney, such a public reversal of legal advice is rare.
18  Finally, they visited the city attorney.
19  The city annexed the area across the river.
20  The city is celebrated for its beautiful scenery.
21  He had become fed up with city life.
22  It was many years before the city began to treat its sewage.
23  The report was heavily slanted towards the city council's version of events.
24  The tighter security measures/precautions include video cameras in the city centre.
25  The fourth night of violence in the German city of Rostock was triggered by football supporters.
26  The old man recalled the city as it had been before the war.
27  The city took a real hammering during the war.
28  The city centre really comes alive at the weekend.
29  The west of the city was largely unaffected by the bombing.
30  They wonder if their community is no longer insulated from big city problems.