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 Meanings and Examples of COMPILE
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compile
 v.  put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources
Classic Sentence:
1  'I am not a bad compiler, Copperfield,' said Traddles, preserving the same air of cheerful confidence in all he said, 'but I have no invention at all; not a particle.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
2  Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
3  Unfortunately, such a list had never been compiled, let alone any copies of it, and the only way in which she knew the peasants' names was by heart.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
4  However, at length the list was compiled, and he caught a deep breath; which latter proceeding caused him to catch also the attractive odour of something fried in fat.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
5  Nikolai Petrovitch, like all stay-at-home people, had studied doctoring and even compiled a homoeopathic guide.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
6  He drew up prospectuses, translated newspapers, annotated editions, compiled biographies, etc.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
7  In short, it was to be the species of compilation in which the man of the day so much delights.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
8  I don't wish to be hampered by any restrictions in the compilation of my notes.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: XI
9  He was carefully compiling everything that the Fathers and the doctors have said on this important subject.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—PRUDENCE COUNSELLED TO WISDOM.
Example Sentence:
1  We planned to compile a list of the words most frequently used on these examinations.
2  The girl sat down with a police artist to compile a Photofit of her attacker.
3  This anthology of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.
4  The information below was compiled by our correspondent of Hong Kong.
5  They compiled an autobiographical history of the movement.
6  The book is compiled especially for beginners.
7  The police have compiled a list of suspects.
8  Freire's team has compiled dossiers on the careers of past Olympic medal winners, seeking to pinpoint what boosted their performance.
9  The last track finishes this compilation beautifully.
10  His latest album release is a compilation of his jazz works over the past decade.
11  French researcher Eric Bart has posted on his website an extensive compilation of eyewitness accounts of the September 11th attack.
12  The manager is compiling an inventory of all the hotel furniture.
13  We are compiling a full list of all local businesses.
14  The new dictionary is the work of the famous lexicographer who spent years compiling and editing the work.