COMPRESSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPRESSION
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compression
 n.  applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  The convent is a compression which, in order to triumph over the human heart, should last during the whole life.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
2  The compression of history produces conciseness in the historian.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
3  If anyone comes meddling again," said he, emitting the words separately through his thin compressed lips, "I will throw him down there.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
4  Her eyes were dry and glistening, her lips compressed, her cheeks sunken.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVIII
5  With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVIII
6  His face was gloomy and his lips compressed.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI
7  The wounded, bandaged with rags, with pale cheeks, compressed lips, and knitted brows, held on to the sides of the carts as they were jolted against one another.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX
8  His face with its fine straight nose would have been handsome had it not been for his thin, compressed, twitching lips and dull, gloomy, fixed eyes.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII
9  Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XV
10  Countess Mary turned red and then pale, but continued to sit with head bowed and lips compressed and gave her husband no reply.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VIII
11  I stared in silence at Sherlock Holmes, whose lips were compressed and his brows drawn down over his eyes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
12  His lips were thin, and though, as it seemed, compressed by thought, there was a pleasant twitch at their corners now and then.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
13  His face was bent downward, his shoulders bowed, his lips compressed, and the veins stood out like whipcord in his long, sinewy neck.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
14  Lord St. Simon had by no means relaxed his rigid attitude, but had listened with a frowning brow and a compressed lip to this long narrative.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
15  One piece, about three feet in length, had a very marked indentation at one end, while several were flattened at the sides as if they had been compressed by some considerable weight.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
Example Sentence:
1  This paper surveys a variety of data compression methods spanning almost forty years of research, from the work of Shannon.
2  With a supply of compressed air, the large balloon inflated in a matter of seconds.
3  Her lips compressed into a thin line.
4  The miners used rock drills and compressed air to drive through hard rock.
5  When you download the font it may be in a compressed format, such as a zip file.
6  You can compress huge amounts of data on to a CD-ROM.
7  Firmly compress the soil in the pot so that the plant is secure.
8  Wood blocks compress a great deal under pressure.
9  She has to compress the package under her arm.