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 Meanings and Examples of CONSTABLE
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constable
 n.  a police officer of the lowest rank; a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  In the meantime I should like to speak to the constable who found the body.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  On enquiry we found that the constable was in bed, and we were shown into a little front parlour to await his coming.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
3  "I shall be most happy to tell you anything I can," the constable answered with his eyes upon the little golden disk.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
4  Holmes laughed and threw his card across the table to the constable.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
5  The constable's features broadened into a grin.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
6  The constable looked as wise as he could, and took up his staff of office: which had been reclining indolently in the chimney-corner.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  'That's what it is, sir,' replied the constable, coughing with great violence; for he had finished his ale in a hurry, and some of it had gone the wrong way.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  The constable nodded profoundly.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
9  Finally, the officers, without troubling themselves very much about Oliver, left the Chertsey constable in the house, and took up their rest for that night in the town; promising to return the next morning.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  About half a mile below Clym's secluded dwelling lay a hamlet where lived one of the two constables who preserved the peace in the parish of Alderworth, and Wildeve went straight to the constable's cottage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
11  Almost the first thing that he saw on opening the door was the constable's truncheon hanging to a nail, as if to assure him that here were the means to his purpose.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
12  On inquiry, however, of the constable's wife he learnt that the constable was not at home.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
13  The minutes ticked on, and the constable did not arrive.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
14  Wildeve cooled down from his state of high indignation to a restless dissatisfaction with himself, the scene, the constable's wife, and the whole set of circumstances.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
15  When the inspector and a constable entered the house, Arthur, who had stood sullenly with his arms folded, asked me whether it was my intention to charge him with theft.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
Example Sentence:
1  The force hopes to increase the number of its beat constables.