CONCEIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONCEIVE
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conceive
 v.  form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
Classic Sentence: (166 in 12 pages)
1  Yet do not suppose, because I complain a little or because I can conceive a consolation for my toils which I may never know, that I am wavering in my resolutions.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
2  None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
4  No one can conceive the anguish I suffered during the remainder of the night, which I spent, cold and wet, in the open air.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  She could easily conceive that marriage might not be immediately in their power; for though Willoughby was independent, there was no reason to believe him rich.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
6  I cannot conceive why everybody of his standing who visited at our house should always have put me through the same inflammatory process under similar circumstances.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
7  Mr. Wopsle hesitated, and we all began to conceive rather a poor opinion of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
8  I cannot conceive whose stockings they can have been that Peggotty was always darning, or where such an unfailing supply of stockings in want of darning can have come from.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
9  I do not conceive that this discovery gave me much pain then.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
10  he could not conceive what would become of him if he were rejected.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 6
11  But now this letter seemed to her more awful than anything she had been able to conceive.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 16
12  She knew that this was how it would be, and at the same time it was so awful that she could not even conceive what it would end in.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 16
13  He could not conceive how at this moment of their meeting she could remember and think of her son, of divorce.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 23
14  You cannot conceive the craving I have to see him, and so cannot conceive the gratitude your help will arouse in me.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 23
15  Oh, well, in general outlines I can conceive the change.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 21
Example Sentence:
1  Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
2  Half a century ago it's difficult to conceive of travelling to the moon.
3  Many people can't conceive of a dinner without meat or fish.
4  I asked was it a mere nervous impression--a delusion? I could not conceive or believe: it was more like an inspiration.
5  The baby was conceived in February and born in November.
6  He conceived the idea of transforming the old power station into an arts centre.
7  "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
8  It is conceivable that there will be a new economic crisis throughout the world, but we hope it won't happen.
9  We had to draw up plans for every conceivable emergency.