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 Meanings and Examples of CONSUMABLE
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consumable
 a.  intended to be used up and then replaced; possible to eat, drink, or use up completely
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  Time went on in Coketown like its own machinery: so much material wrought up, so much fuel consumed, so many powers worn out, so much money made.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
2  For, although an ingenious Allegory relating to a butcher, a three-legged stool, a dog, and a leg of mutton, this narrative consumed time; and they were in great suspense.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
3  At length, with a terrific crash, the whole turret gave way, and she perished in the flames which had consumed her tyrant.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  It is unknown how much was consumed in our kitchen by odd comers and goers.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  Mrs. Norris could not speak with any temper of such grievances, nor of the quantity of butter and eggs that were regularly consumed in the house.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  They were always very careful, I observed, to turn my face away from the window, so that I became consumed with the desire to see what was going on behind my back.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
7  My body has remained in this armchair and has, I regret to observe, consumed in my absence two large pots of coffee and an incredible amount of tobacco.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
8  The engines were soon upon the spot, but the dry wood burned with great fury, and it was impossible to arrest the conflagration until the stack had been entirely consumed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
9  Our visitor had consumed his milk and biscuits.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
10  It was not until we had consumed some hot tea at the station and taken our places in the Kentish train that we were sufficiently thawed, he to speak and I to listen.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
11  Ethan, consumed with the longing for a last moment alone with Mattie, hung about impatiently while Denis made an ineffectual search in the obscurer corners of the store.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
12  , consumed by every Low Dutch harpooneer in that ancient Greenland and Spitzbergen whale fishery.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
13  In the first place, the amount of butter, and Texel and Leyden cheese consumed, seems amazing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
14  The whole prairie was like the bush that burned with fire and was not consumed.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
15  Besides, she was consumed with curiosity to see the little house and the manner in which it was conducted.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
Example Sentence: (121 in 9 pages)
16  Many people are unaware of just how much food and drink they consume.
17  Lawsuits consume time, and money, and rest, and friends.
18  One third of the world's population consumes / consume two thirds of the world's resources.
19  I always believe that killing innocent animals and consuming their flesh is amoral.
20  It's just very time consuming to get such a large quantity of data.
21  The electricity industry consumes large amounts of fossil fuels.
22  A candle lights others and consumes itself.
23  Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
24  It is an issue for those that have made large strides in industrial development: the sector of economy consumes the most energy.
25  The government instituted a consumer protection agency.
26  The author builds up a useful composite picture of contemporary consumer culture.
27  Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
28  We need more feedback from the consumer in order to improve our goods.
29  The UK is the biggest consumer of tropical hardwoods after Japan.
30  The boom was fuelled by accelerated demand for consumer products.