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 Meanings and Examples of COLLECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
collect
 v.  get and keep things of one type, such as stamps or coins as a hobby
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There was never a sight of a real man except when the commissary troop under Suellen's middle-aged beau, Frank Kennedy, rode by every month to collect supplies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
2  Since Sherman had swept through Georgia, Frank had seen many appalling sights as he rode about the state trying to collect supplies, but nothing had gone to his heart as Tara did now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  Frank would simply have to collect this money owing him and buy the mill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  Rhett, if Frank would just collect the money people owe him, I wouldn't be worried about anything.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  I waive the right to collect interest on my loan but not that right.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  As she expected, he had refused to collect the unpaid bills until she prodded him into it, and then he had done it apologetically and half heartedly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  He might grab that wad of bills and be out of sight in the darkness before the other could collect his wits.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  Again the impression passed away, as he heard the voices collect near the spot where the white man had so reluctantly abandoned his rifle.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
9  Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
10  The chief consulted apart with his companions, and messengers despatched to collect certain others of the most distinguished men of the tribe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
11  He, therefore, left the lodge and walked silently forth to the place, in front of the encampment, whither the warriors were already beginning to collect.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
12  In a few moments, the frenzy fit seemed to pass off; she rose slowly, and seemed to collect herself.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  He would collect his resources together.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  They halted for a minute, during which he strove to collect his thoughts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
15  He moved away, walked up and down his cell to collect his thoughts, and then went back and listened.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
Example Sentence: (175 in 12 pages)
16  Clayton remains convinced this scar is due to an experimental operation to collect his DNA.
17  They raged around Sid like a hail-storm; and before Aunt Polly could collect her surprised faculties and sally to the rescue, six or seven clods had taken personal effect, and Tom was over the fence and gone.
18  Our basic and urgent job is to simply collect and protect the remaining fragments of the statues.
19  An airsickness bag is a bag commonly provided to passengers onboard airplanes and boats to collect and contain vomit in the case of motion sickness.
20  The data was/were collected by various researchers.
21  A crowd had collected to watch the ceremony.
22  He collected some orange juice from the refrigerator and, glass in hand, strolled to the kitchen window.
23  The dustmen haven't collected the rubbish yet.
24  She could have stipulated that she would pay when she collected the computer.
25  The data you have collected is not enough to be convincing.
26  We collected dry twigs to start the fire.
27  A large crowd of reporters collected outside the Prime Minister's house.
28  The waiter collected the dishes from the kitchen and carried them through into the restaurant.
29  Primary data is collected by the researcher at first hand, mainly through surveys, interviews, or participant observation.
30  Gases produced in the reaction pass through this tube and can then be collected.