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 Meanings and Examples of CRISP
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
crisp
 a.  firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  As the smell of crisp fresh pork came to her, Scarlett wrinkled her nose appreciatively, hoping that by the time it was cooked she would feel some appetite.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  His hat was gone, his crisp long hair was tumbled in a white mane, his cravat was under one ear, and there were liquor stains down his shirt bosom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  There was an air about him that was crisp and cool and he was meeting the emergency with no unnecessary words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  She was remembering the vital, virile old man with his mane of crisp white hair, his bellowing cheerfulness, his stamping boots, his clumsy jokes, his generosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
5  She learned that his voice could be as silky as a cat's fur one moment and crisp and crackling with oaths the next.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  She had changed to her best Sunday black and her apron and head rag were fresh and crisp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
7  Bonnie came on with a rush, her crisp black curls jerking, her blue eyes blazing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
8  But they were welcomed warmly enough in the kitchen, with its crisp new plaster, its black and nickel range, its cream separator in a corner.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  Out from the centre of the sea, poor Pip turned his crisp, curling, black head to the sun, another lonely castaway, though the loftiest and the brightest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
10  In a word, after being tried out, the crisp, shrivelled blubber, now called scraps or fritters, still contains considerable of its unctuous properties.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
11  It was a crisp autumn evening, just cold enough to make one glad to quit playing tag in the yard, and retreat into the kitchen.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
12  Phineas easily leaped the chasm, and sat down the boy on a smooth, flat platform of crisp white moss, that covered the top of the rock.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  It was that of a man about forty-three or forty-four years of age, middle-sized, broad shouldered, with crisp curling black hair, and a short stubbly beard.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
14  There was a rush, a clatter upon the stairs, the bang of a door, and the crisp rattle of running footfalls from the street.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
15  At last, however, the bumping of the road was exchanged for the crisp smoothness of a gravel-drive, and the carriage came to a stand.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
Example Sentence:
1  When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
2  The country needs fresh directions and crisp action plans on intractable issues like climate change, energy, security, and defence.
3  They have a pleasing, crisp crunch on the outside, and a seductive, slightly chewy interior.
4  This kind of biscuits is crisp.
5  Now that we have cable, we get a wonderfully crisp picture, even on our old TV.
6  Biscuits will stay crisp if you keep them in an airtight tin.
7  A polar vortex, with its satisfyingly assonant vowels and crisp consonants, sounds like either a down coat made by Patagonia or an enormous luxury-brand SUV—that is, an expensive product meant to evoke the wilds but actually used by coddled suburbanites.
8  This could be mawkish but Cooper delivers his lines with a crispness and an expert theatrical timing that avoids over-statement.