CULTIVATE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of cultivate
Definition:
v. improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of
v. to nurture, foster, or refine; to promote the growth of
Example:
I think probably the most popular habit we writers cultivate is having coffee to hand.
It was a far cry from the look she cultivated when she first appeared on the fashion scene typically dressed in a punkish, provocative mixture of men’s and women’s wear. “I had fun with androgyny, I had fun being rock ‘n’ roll,” she said.
Sentence in Classic:
He thought that the Russian people whose task it was to colonize and cultivate vast tracts of unoccupied land, consciously adhered, till all their land was occupied, to the methods suitable to their purpose, and that their methods were by no means so bad as was generally supposed.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Under this impression, he secretly resolved to cultivate the good opinion of the old gentleman as quickly as possible; and, if he found the Dodger incorrigible, as he more than half suspected he should, to decline the honour of his farther acquaintance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Yet all the while he contrived to remain clean and neat, to preserve a cheerful expression of countenance, and even to cultivate a certain elegance of movement.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
The cottagers and labourers keep their children at home, their business being only to till and cultivate the earth, and therefore their education is of little consequence to the public: but the old and diseased among them, are supported by hospitals; for begging is a trade unknown in this empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
As these noble Houyhnhnms are endowed by nature with a general disposition to all virtues, and have no conceptions or ideas of what is evil in a rational creature, so their grand maxim is, to cultivate reason, and to be wholly governed by it.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
In proportion as leisure came to him with fortune, he seemed to take advantage of it to cultivate his mind.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Believing that they could not begin too early to cultivate energy, industry, and independence, their parents consented, and both fell to work with the hearty good will which in spite of all obstacles is sure to succeed at last.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Marek was strong, and Ambrosch worked him hard; but he could never teach him to cultivate corn, I remember.
My Antonia By Willa Cather Context
His first act was to establish himself as near to his ancestral home as he could, and his second was to cultivate a friendship with Sir Charles Baskerville and with the neighbours.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Our agriculture and horticulture destroy a weed just here and there and cultivate perhaps a score or so of wholesome plants, leaving the greater number to fight out a balance as they can.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context
From his example in this respect I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context