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 Meanings and Examples of COMBINATION
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 n.  blend; union
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  Accompanying him also were the smells of chewing tobacco, well-oiled leather and horses--a combination of odors that she always associated with her father and instinctively liked in other men.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
2  Formerly he had the same combination of servility and impertinence which Wilkerson possessed but now, with Mr. Calvert and Raiford dead in the war and Cade sick, he had dropped all servility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  You can't get no better combination than that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
4  Perhaps it was this combination that brought back her old nightmare that evening, for she awoke, cold with sweat, sobbing brokenly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
5  Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
6  It was a peculiar combination of old-maidishness and licentiousness that made Cutter seem so despicable.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
7  In the city there was a combination of employers, representing hundreds of millions of capital, and formed for the purpose of crushing the labor unions.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
8  The law forbade prostitution; and this had brought the "madames" into the combination.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 25
9  They were a gigantic combination of capital, which had crushed all opposition, and overthrown the laws of the land, and was preying upon the people.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29
10  I was sometimes prompted to take my life, and that of Covey, but was prevented by a combination of hope and fear.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
11  There was a curious red and black combination of new blood and old blood upon it.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
12  His intention had been to be absent a year at the most, but a combination of unforeseen circumstances prevented his leaving the mines for nearly five.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  Nor must I delay too long to bring my writing to an end; for if my narrative has hitherto escaped destruction, it has been by a combination of great prudence and great good luck.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
14  Just when his mother was beginning to tolerate one scheme he had introduced another still bitterer than the first, and the combination was more than she could bear.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
15  Now, a private pen or ink-bottle is seldom allowed to be in such a state, and the combination of the two must be quite rare.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
Example Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
16  This faction is aligned with the NY and regional board members; in combination, they now have a thin majority on the National Board.
17  This combination of stubbornness and vacillation is getting to look really creepy.
18  The religious crisis, which caused the Kaduna riots, has now taken on an ethnic dimension and this combination poses a threat to Nigeria's unity.
19  Then use a combination square to determine the point where the rip line meets the crosscut line.
20  There was talk of releasing a Star Wars film every year; of an interconnected universe stitched together through a combination of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs.
21  I am conscious of how my father carried himself and I see my family in this, my point of reference is a combination of their dignity and nobility.
22  Through some combination of political skill, fortuitous timing, well-tuned messaging, and sheer luck this has become the Summer of Sanders — in which an unkempt 73-year-old man who isn't even a member of the Democratic Party is mounting the strongest challenge to the Democratic establishment.
23  His hard-nosed business approach is combined with a very real concern for the less fortunate in society.
24  Taylor combined great knowledge with an irreverent attitude to history.
25  Your diligent combined with your innate talent indicates a dynamic future.
26  A number of factors have combined to create this difficult situation.
27  She had the combined talents of toughness, intellect, experience and unsullied reputation.
28  The two small shops combined to make a large one.
29  A stagnant economy combined with a surge in the number of teenagers is likely to have contributed to rising crime levels in the US.
30  The two parent groups now run their business as a single combined operation.