COMPOUND in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPOUND
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 a.  composed of two or more parts
 n.  thing made up of two or more separate things combined together
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Suddenly and at the same moment, the ebullition ceased and the compound changed to a dark purple, which faded again more slowly to a watery green.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
2  That was not particularly well; for he remained in the greatest perplexity, and, as the hours went on, and no kind of explanation offered itself, his perplexity augmented at compound interest.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
3  'Hold your tongue, Beadle,' said the second old gentleman, when Mr. Bumble had given vent to this compound adjective.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  Almost the next minute she heard footsteps in the compound, and then on the veranda.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  Though the word ambergris is but the French compound for grey amber, yet the two substances are quite distinct.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
7  I warn you that my friend is a compound personality and therefore it is difficult to blame him as an individual.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VII
8  Mostly it had been compounded out of vanity and complacent confidence in her own charms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
9  A swimming nausea compounded of hunger, sleeplessness, exhaustion and stunning blows came on suddenly and she gripped the carved roses under her hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  There was a close stuffy smell in the room, compounded of the smoking fire, tobacco fumes, leather, damp woolen uniforms and unwashed bodies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
11  The place had that peculiar sickening, unwholesome smell, compounded of mingled damp, dirt and decay, which one often notices in close old houses.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  Hyde had a song upon his lips as he compounded the draught, and as he drank it, pledged the dead man.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
13  Her sentiments towards him were compounded of all that was respectful, grateful, confiding, and tender.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  Indeed, so fresh was his complexion that it seemed to have been compounded of blood and milk, while health danced in his every feature.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
15  That he is no hero compounded of virtues and perfections must be already clear.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence:
1  The makers compound the ingredients by design.
2  This nostrum is a compound of some of the ordinary foods with certain well-known aromatic and carminative substances.
3  As the compound is already patented, her team will probably have to design something slightly different to be able to patent it as a new drug.
4  A refrigerant is a compound used in a heat cycle that undergoes a phase change from a gas to a liquid and back.
5  The explosion did not cause any casualties, but it was under the tip of our noses in a Shell residential compound.
6  Concealed video cameras scan every part of the compound.
7  Common salt is a compound of sodium and chlorine.
8  Police fired on them as they fled into the embassy compound.
9  As students of chemistry know, even small rearrangements of a molecule's structure can produce a compound that acts differently.
10  Weeks before, nearly 10,000 police officers had raided his church's compound in the largest manhunt in South Korean history, with a fleet of backhoes to dig up underground hiding places, only to leave empty-handed.
11  As many banks, its interest is compounded quarterly.
12  But why 67 million dollars? He's claiming this is the sum of fines compounded daily, emotional damage, legal fees and others.
13  Organic compounds contain carbon in their molecules.
14  Sulphur-containing compounds are often prefixed by the term "thio".
15  One theory about the existence of extraterrestrial life rests on the presence of carbon compounds in meteorites.