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 Meanings and Examples of COMPOSITION
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 n.  action of putting things together, formation or construction
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  They talked and wrestled in the throes of composition, and felt as if something were happening, really happening, really in the void.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
3  It is more difficult to speak well than to compose well; that is, the rules and trick of composition are oftener an object of study.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  I could not preach but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
5  Wine-stains, fruit-stains, beer-stains, water-stains, paint-stains, pitch-stains, any stains, all come out at one rub with the infallible and invaluable composition.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  It was the sickening feeling which, if the changed heart has any generosity at all in its composition, accompanies the sudden sight of a once-loved one who is beloved no more.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
7  At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  The nature of Mr. Tostoff's composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
9  They were her countrywomen: and the beef and ale of their native land, with a moral diet not a whit more refined, entered largely into their composition.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
10  "There is no law, nor reverence for authority, no regard for human ordinances or opinions, right or wrong, mixed up with that child's composition," remarked he, as much to himself as to his companion.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
11  "I will not ask your opinion of it as a composition," said Edward.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 49
12  I signed myself, hers distractedly; and I couldn't help feeling, while I read this composition over, before sending it by a porter, that it was something in the style of Mr. Micawber.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
13  Mr. Micawber, genteelly adjusting his chin in his cravat, presently proceeded with his composition.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
14  This composition was considered to be the very finest effort of the evening.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
15  Monte Cristo opened the tortoise-shell box, which the lady presented to him, and inhaled the odor of the lozenges with the air of an amateur who thoroughly appreciated their composition.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Television has transformed the size and social composition of the audience at great sporting occasions.
2  Make an outline before trying to write a composition.
3  His composition is good, yes, very good.
4  The Journals contain accounts of literary composition.
5  The overall composition of the picture is good but some of the detail is distracting.
6  The composition of the group that is studied depends on the interests of the researcher.
7  The correction of composition took a large part of the teacher's time.
8  I'm glad to learn that you won first prize in the composition contest held at your school.
9  The majority always turn an unfavorable attitude towards atonal composition.
10  He played a piece of music of his own composition.
11  Instruments on board include the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer which will analyse the chemical composition of the comet nucleus - the icy core in the head of the comet.
12  Instruments on board will analyze the chemical composition of the comet nucleus - the icy core in the head of the comet.
13  The composition is a not well written, and moreover, there are many spelling mistakes in it.
14  In musical composition this process is known as thematic development, and it generally extends over the whole, or a greater part, of the piece.
15  The author builds up a useful composite picture of contemporary consumer culture.