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classical
 a.  of recognized authority or excellence
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  He certainly did add 'spirit' to the meetings, and 'a tone' to the paper, for his orations convulsed his hearers and his contributions were excellent, being patriotic, classical, comical, or dramatic, but never sentimental.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
2  If I only had a classical nose and mouth I should be perfectly happy, she said, surveying herself with a critical eye and a candle in each hand.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
3  My sympathies are classical from education, but in this discussion I am personally unable to arrive at a conclusion.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 10
4  But now we know that these little pills of classical learning possess the medicinal property of anti-nihilism, and we boldly prescribe them to our patients.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 10
5  The lamp beat upon his face, and so intent was it and so still that it might have been that of a clear-cut classical statue, a personification of alertness and expectation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
6  Your fatal habit of looking at everything from the point of view of a story instead of as a scientific exercise has ruined what might have been an instructive and even classical series of demonstrations.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
7  We have taken her to classical concerts and to music.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT III
8  The experiment that has been made to give the colored students classical training has not been satisfactory.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
9  Wellington is classic war taking its revenge.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
10  He was a liberal, a classic, and a Bonapartist.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
11  His tendency, and we say it with the proper amount of regret, would not constitute classic taste.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—HE IS AGREEABLE
12  When he emerged from the hands of Aunt Gillenormand, his grandfather confided him to a worthy professor of the most purely classic innocence.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
13  She reveled in the Art Institute, in symphonies and violin recitals and chamber music, in the theater and classic dancing.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  Guy Pollock answered with disconcerting readiness, "I'll tell you: since we're going to try to do something artistic, and not simply fool around, I believe we ought to give something classic."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  His fine face, classic as that of a Greek statue, seemed actually to burn with the fervor of his feelings.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  In the classic game of charades, students mime action verbs while the others watch.
17  Mark Wallace is a fully qualified Shipwright specializing in complete restorations of classic wooden boats.
18  On the contrary I think your speculation is a classic example of bending the evidence to support a religious belief.
19  This church is a classic example of medieval architecture.
20  He was young -- perhaps from twenty- eight to thirty -- tall, slender; his face riveted the eye; it was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.
21  Unnoticed by the critics at its publication, the eventual Pulitzer Prize winner was a classic sleeper.
22  Too many job hunters make the classic mistake of thinking only about what's in it for them.
23  The cut in benefits for the unemployed is a classic case of blaming the victim.
24  The debate in the mainstream press has been a classic example of British hypocrisy.
25  This is a classic example of a badly designed building.
26  I have a blind spot where classic music is concerned.
27  The story tells of a classic conflict between love and duty.
28  He's a classic example of a kid who's clever but lazy.
29  He also was influenced by the emerging Craftsman movement and the classic Mission style he found in California.
30  The classic black dress is always in style.