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 Meanings and Examples of COMMISSION
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commission
 n.  fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  I felt as if I was about the commission of a dreadful crime and avoided with shuddering anxiety any encounter with my fellow creatures.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
2  I accepted a commission as first lieutenant when it began.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
3  Truly, as I sought to convince him, the shame lay in the commission of the sin, and not in the showing of it forth.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In III. THE RECOGNITION
4  Elinor's astonishment at this commission could hardly have been greater, had the Colonel been really making her an offer of his hand.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 39
5  He takes orders for us on commission, when he can get any.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
6  I rose with all alacrity, to acquit myself of this commission.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
7  I am at present, my dear Copperfield, engaged in the sale of corn upon commission.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
8  Therefore I undertook the commission.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
9  Proud of his commission, and understanding it, Mr. Dick accompanied her as a shepherd's dog might accompany a sheep.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
10  I solemnly accepted his commission, dear good fellow, and cannot discharge it too completely.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
11  He demanded the appointment of another special commission to inquire into the question of the Native Tribes Organization Committee.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 14
12  In the commission this question had been a ground of contention between several departments.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 14
13  The new commission for the inquiry into the condition of the native tribes in all its branches had been formed and despatched to its destination with an unusual speed and energy inspired by Alexey Alexandrovitch.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 6
14  There was a split in the commission.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 6
15  Alexey Alexandrovitch, with a following of those who saw the danger of so revolutionary an attitude to official documents, persisted in upholding the statements obtained by the revising commission.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  I have received a private commission to paint the prince's family.
17  The Minister established a commission to suggest improvements in the educational system.
18  The UN spokesman says the Stabilization Mission will continue to help the electoral commission achieve a credible vote.
19  China has hit back, its foreign ministry urging the Congressional commission to wipe out its prejudice, respect the truth.
20  The commission requested the power to levy larger fines, saying that the current cap of £20,000 per offence risked a mere cost of doing business for rule-breaking campaigns.
21  Wheeler's proposal has been assailed as a full-scale retreat from the open-Internet principle traditionally upheld by the commission.
22  A powerful idea commissions some of its strength to him who challenges it.
23  The city chose existing citizen advisory boards and commissions as its vehicle for citizen participation.
24  She has received many commissions to design public buildings.
25  The manager assistant came here to execute a few small commissions for the manager.
26  Our Affiliate programs empower our associates to earn commissions and receive ticket discounts.
27  The trouble is that selling arms to this particular ally regularly involves 'commissions' - in plain language, bribes - to well-placed people including members of the Saudi ruling family.
28  My father commissioned a real estate agent to sell our house.
29  She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait/paint a portrait of her.
30  The survey on consumer taste was commissioned by local stores.