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 Meanings and Examples of COMPACT
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compact
 a.  closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Rather, it was Gerald's compact smallness that made him what he was, for he had learned early that little people must be hardy to survive among large ones.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Its modest "effects," compact of enamel paint and ingenuity, spoke to him in the language just then sweetest to his ear.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
4  The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
5  The veselija is a compact, a compact not expressed, but therefore only the more binding upon all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  As the blankets yielded before the outward pressure, and the branches settled in the fissure of the rock by their own weight, forming a compact body, Duncan once more breathed freely.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
7  Sometimes it went up in little balls, white and compact.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  A moment later the officers began to bustle among the men, pushing them into a more compact mass and into a better alignment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
9  The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it and contiguous to absolutely nothing.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  It would be a compact of convenience, and the world would be satisfied.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
11  At least I was no party to the compact," said Estella, "for if I could walk and speak, when it was made, it was as much as I could do.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
12  In fulfilment of the compact I have made with myself, to reflect my mind on this paper, I again examine it, closely, and bring its secrets to the light.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
13  Three people have used that very phrase about Kaulbach to me today already, just as though they had made a compact about it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 6
14  The whole thing was compact, overwhelming, and misshapen.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
15  The centre of the English army, rather concave, very dense, and very compact, was strongly posted.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
Example Sentence:
1  Many of the sports facilities are already in place and the city can boast one of the most compact proposals running alongside the Moscow river.
2  The Commonwealth agreed to make a compact with this country.
3  His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
4  This compact is the constitution, and a constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact.
5  A compact man with a trim moustache, Rouse builds high-end spec houses by day and high-flying rockets at night.
6  When scum is thick and compact, remove with a slotted spoon.
7  The trees had long thin supple trunks and round compact crowns to withstand the winds.
8  I decide to buy a compact, because a small car helps to save gas.
9  In the wider modern usage, a spinet is a cheaper and more compact version of the full-size upright piano, used primarily in the home.
10  The compact design of the machine allows it to be stored easily.
11  The compact disc is a miracle of modern technology.
12  Soil compaction around trees is often caused by people, pets, bicycles and cars in parks and other recreation areas as well as in heavily used areas.