COMPLEMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPLEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
complement
 v.  make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
Classic Sentence:
1  But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  In like manner, the Greenland whalers sailing out of Hull or London, put in at the Shetland Islands, to receive the full complement of their crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
3  and his predecessors; and he saw that the complement was not half empty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
4  Combeferre complemented and rectified Enjolras.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
Example Sentence:
1  Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
2  Each new cell will carry its full complement of chromosomes.
3  Love is the complement of the law.
4  This wine would be a nice complement to grilled dishes.
5  This wine is the perfect complement to fish.
6  The rational and the irrational complement each other.
7  The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.
8  I think we show complement each other on the court because we're both extremely positive.