CONSUMPTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONSUMPTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  eating or drinking of something
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  He could tell of consumption making inroads on entire families and of pellagra, once found only among poor whites, which was now appearing in Atlanta's best families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
2  Every family that lived in it, some one was sure to get consumption.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
3  There was that about consumption, for instance.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
4  They knew nothing about consumption whatever, except that it made people cough; and for two weeks they had been worrying about a coughing-spell of Antanas.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
5  There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
6  When I was of Eva's age, they thought I was in a consumption.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  Finally, there arose betwixt Isaac and his satellites a deadly feud, concerning the quantity of wine and ale to be allowed for consumption at each meal.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
8  It appeared that within a very few minutes of our leaving, an English lady had arrived who was in the last stage of consumption.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  It was consumption of the most virulent kind.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  She was in debt to her madam," I retorted, more and more provoked by the discussion; "and went on earning money for her up to the end, though she was in consumption.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VI
11  But it would be much worse if you got some disease, consumption, say.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VI
12  He has consumption of the spine, poor creature.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
13  It appeared to me, on looking over the tradesmen's books, as if we might have kept the basement storey paved with butter, such was the extensive scale of our consumption of that article.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
14  That is why diabetes borders on consumption.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
15  We're not deaf, said the tall consumptive.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  It was an age of conspicuous consumption — those who had money liked to display it.
2  Water consumption decreased during the winter.
3  The industry faced a serious challenge in trying to stimulate consumption.
4  The consumption of ducks has increased in recent years, so it may be practical to define the various classes of ducks.
5  The regulations are designed to encourage lower consumption of water.
6  Energy consumption rises as countries industrialise.
7  The threat of global warming will eventually force the US to slow down its energy consumption.
8  Annual consumption of wine has risen from five to eleven litres per head.
9  Gas and oil consumption always increases in cold weather.
10  The petrol consumption of the big car as very high.
11  The meat has been certified fit for human consumption.
12  The restructuring of the pattern of consumption in Britain also lagged behind.
13  China's austerity program has cut domestic consumption.
14  The relation between alcohol consumption and sickness absence will be reported elsewhere.
15  Low and middle income countries are suffering from the condition, as they substitute fiber intake for a much higher consumption of saturated fats and sugar.