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 Meanings and Examples of COMPASS
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compass
 v.  go about or entirely round; make the circuit of; enclose on all sides; surround
Classic Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
1  But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
2  In an instant's compass, great hearts sometimes condense to one deep pang, the sum total of those shallow pains kindly diffused through feebler men's whole lives.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
3  He was paid off one morning, and by the next he hadn't a cent left, and his watch and compass were gone.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
4  She habitually ate chocolates for their sustaining quality; they contained much nutriment in small compass, she said.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVI
5  Rachel Halliday moved quietly to and fro, collecting from her household stores such needments as could be arranged in the smallest compass, for the wanderers who were to go forth that night.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  I had no compass with me and was so slenderly acquainted with the geography of this part of the world that the sun was of little benefit to me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
7  The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of compass, a thin red circle in the water.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
8  He was for any description of policy, in the compass of a week; and nailed all sorts of colours to every denomination of mast.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
9  This child, with his innocent outlook upon life, was the compass that showed them the point to which they had departed from what they knew, but did not want to know.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 22
10  Chichikov replied that such cases were common, since nature comprised many things which even the finest intellect could not compass.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
11  In particular was a military staff-captain working body and soul and arms and legs to compass such a series of steps as were never before performed, even in a dream.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
12  Also, however much they might arm themselves and take the field, the men could not compass such orderliness within their ranks as could the women.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
13  The ocean seeks to lead it astray in the alarming sameness of its billows, but the vessel has its soul, its compass, which counsels it and always shows it the north.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
14  The needle which moves round the compass also moves in souls.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
15  These old sailors, accustomed to correct manoeuvres and having as resource and guide only tactics, that compass of battles, are utterly disconcerted in the presence of that immense foam which is called public wrath.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The author boxed the compass of negation in his article.
2  The points of the compass are North, South, East and West.
3  Working without a plan is sailing without a compass.
4  Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
5  A compass shows you which direction is north.
6  The needle on a compass always points to magnetic north.
7  A compass needle always points north.
8  South is opposite north on a compass.
9  It's a musical instrument made of brass, somewhat like a cornet and with a similar compass.
10  The needle of the compass shows that we're facing south.
11  The sailboats compass the island in order to get a place to land.
12  He was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass.
13  He who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.
14  I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
15  I had left this woman in bitterness and hate, and I came back to her now with no other emotion than a sort of compassion for her great sufferings.