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 Meanings and Examples of CLIFF
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cliff
 n.  a steep high face of rock
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  She wants to take him up to the seat on the churchyard cliff and show him the beauty of Whitby.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  The wind had by this time backed to the east, and there was a shudder amongst the watchers on the cliff as they realized the terrible danger in which she now was.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
3  I was waked by the flapping at the window, which had begun after that sleep-walking on the cliff at Whitby when Mina saved me, and which now I know so well.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
4  That habit came back to the poor dear, and that awful night on the cliff must have made her ill.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
5  A rocky cliff appeared, mounds of turned-up earth by the shore, houses on a hill, others, with iron roofs, amongst a waste of excavations, or hanging to the declivity.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
6  A heavy and dull detonation shook the ground, a puff of smoke came out of the cliff, and that was all.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
7  The cliff was not in the way or anything; but this objectless blasting was all the work going on.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
8  Another report from the cliff made me think suddenly of that ship of war I had seen firing into a continent.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
9  Another mine on the cliff went off, followed by a slight shudder of the soil under my feet.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
10  On another occasion, as Drebber passed under a cliff a great boulder crashed down on him, and he only escaped a terrible death by throwing himself upon his face.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
11  The face which was turned towards us formed a dark cliff, with ferns and brambles growing in its niches.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
12  The cliff is so high that to climb it all was an obvious impossibility, and it was equally impossible to make my way along the wet path without leaving some tracks.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
13  He had waited, and then making his way round to the top of the cliff, he had endeavoured to succeed where his comrade had failed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
14  Again I saw that grim face look over the cliff, and I knew that it was the precursor of another stone.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
15  The vast barricade spread out like a cliff against which the strategy of the African generals dashed itself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.
17  He managed to hang on to a piece of rock protruding from the cliff face.
18  After nearly falling twice, she managed to make it to the top of the cliff without further incident.
19  Her car swerved and plunged off the cliff.
20  The cliff drops away at that point.
21  The cliff face has been steadily eroded by the sea.
22  A 30 minute hike up to the base of the ferrate is followed by an unforgettable 2 hour ascent up the cliff.
23  The back-packers found partial shelter from the storm by huddling against the concave wall of the cliff.
24  Despite ambitious plans to rebuild them as replicas, much more basic and urgent is the shoring up of the cliff face, which is in danger of collapsing, and simply collecting and protecting the remaining fragments of the statues.
25  According to legend, he escaped by leaping from the cliffs into the sea.
26  The sea washes the base of the cliffs.
27  We found an old sheep skeleton up on the cliffs.
28  The view of lake and plunging cliffs seduces visitors.
29  The earthquake plunged entire towns over the edge of the cliffs.
30  The cliffs fall away to the north.