COMPARE in a Sentence

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For COMPARE, below is one of 273 sentences:
If you compare it to some of the other surveys that have been recently conducted, then it is in the general ballpark.

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPARE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  show or find out in what ways two or more things are like each other
Classic Sentence: (167 in 12 pages)
1  Just compare me with those rag-tags over there and you'll appreciate me more.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
2  I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine quills round an Indian moccasin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  Those buckskin legs and calves of legs I've seen in shop windows wouldn't compare at all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
4  I can't compare with it; and I've known some ships made of dead trees outlast the lives of men made of the most vital stuff of vital fathers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
5  The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In VII
6  I could not enough admire the change he had wrought in the Golden Cross; or compare the dull forlorn state I had held yesterday, with this morning's comfort and this morning's entertainment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
7  She wanted to compare them, and began taking them out of the album.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 31
8  At the moment when she had moved away to the big clock to compare it with her watch, someone drove up.
Anna Karenina 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 27
9  All of this together made a disagreeable impression on Katavasov, and when the volunteers got out at a station for a drink, Katavasov would have liked to compare his unfavorable impression in conversation with someone.
Anna Karenina 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 8: Chapter 3
10  There was nothing with which they could compare their present lives: they had nothing to go upon except Squealer's lists of figures, which invariably demonstrated that everything was getting better and better.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
11  She would not calculate, she would not compare.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
12  Let any one who doubts this, compare the two.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
13  She could only compare Mr Elliot to Lady Russell, in the wish of really comprehending what had passed, and in the degree of concern for what she must have suffered in witnessing it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
14  Don't compare me with my sister, please,' interposed Katya hurriedly; 'that's too much to my disadvantage.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
15  He turned to look at Kutuzov and his suite, to compare his impressions with those of others.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
16  If you compare it to some of the other surveys that have been recently conducted, then it is in the general ballpark.
17  Note how smooth the skin of the upper arm is, then compare it to the skin on the elbow.
18  The point of the lesson is to compare the two countries.
19  We'd both been out with the same man at different points in our lives so it was interesting to compare notes.
20  It is hard to compare.
21  Leading scientists got together in Paris to compare notes on current research.
22  Cast iron cannot compare with steel in strength.
23  These figures compare favourably with last year's.
24  It's interesting to compare these two cars.
25  The rides at the fair just can't compare with the rides at Disneyland.
26  Living in a town can't compare with living in the country in many respects.
27  I can only compare the experience to falling in love.
28  The flowers here do not compare with those at home.
29  Scientists are attempting to compare features of extinct animals with living analogues.
30  Our professional service promises you a wedding without compare.