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 Meanings and Examples of CONTAIN
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contain
 v.  hold or include within its volume or area
 v.  keep under proper control
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Abstruse speculations contain vertigo; no, there is nothing to indicate that he risked his mind in apocalypses.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
2  Now, the coffer was too small to contain a body; therefore it contained money.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
3  The sum total of lightning that the eye of a Picard peasant can contain, traversed Fauchelevent's pupils.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
4  Couple these two ideas which contain, the one all the furnace, the other all the dawn; strike these two sparks together, Paris, childhood; there leaps out from them a little being.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—PARVULUS
5  It was a sort of envelope which appeared to contain papers.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—TREASURE TROVE
6  Cities, like forests, have their caverns in which all the most wicked and formidable creatures which they contain conceal themselves.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
7  There is not a metaphor, not an analogy, in slang, which does not contain a lesson.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
8  These immense enclosures alone can contain at the same time civil war and an odd and indescribable tranquillity.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V—ORIGINALITY OF PARIS
9  Great griefs contain something of dejection.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
10  Suicide, that mysterious act of violence against the unknown which may contain, in a measure, the death of the soul, was impossible to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI—CONCUSSION IN THE ABSOLUTE
11  The joy which they contain ought to make its escape through the stones of the walls in brilliancy, and vaguely illuminate the gloom.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
12  Thenardier drew from his pocket a large envelope of gray paper, which seemed to contain sheets folded in different sizes.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
13  All that the heart of a woman could contain of haughty contempt and disdainful words, I poured out upon this man.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
14  Mrs. Bennet deigned not to make any reply, but, unable to contain herself, began scolding one of her daughters.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
15  If Elizabeth, when Mr. Darcy gave her the letter, did not expect it to contain a renewal of his offers, she had formed no expectation at all of its contents.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
Example Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
16  The offspring contain a mixture of the genetic blueprint of each parent.
17  Tomorrow's papers will contain full details of the case.
18  He struggled to contain his resentment.
19  The little boy couldn't contain his urine any longer.
20  Ensure that your diagrams contain the appropriate level of detail.
21  Magazines often contain caricatures of well-known film stars.
22  The food was analysed root and branch and found to contain small amounts of poison.
23  More than a hundred firemen are still trying to contain the fire at the plant.
24  At the sight of this cruelty, they could hardly contain their anger.
25  The government warned that police would take tougher measures to contain the trouble.
26  All natural minerals contain impurities.
27  Government forces have failed to contain the rebellion.
28  Evans could barely contain his delight: "I'm so proud of her," he said.
29  Herbal "tea" is something of a misnomer because these drinks contain no tea at all.
30  Butter and cream contain a lot of saturated fats.