CUMULATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CUMULATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  increasing by successive addition
Classic Sentence:
1  The beaming sight, and the penetrating warmth, seemed to breed in him a cumulative cheerfulness, which soon amounted to delight.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
2  Their cumulative effect is certainly considerable, and yet each of them is quite possible in itself.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence:
1  This drug has a cumulative effect.
2  It is simple pleasures, such as a walk on a sunny day, which have a cumulative effect on our mood.
3  Vocabulary building is a cumulative process: as you go through your flash cards, you will add new words to your vocabulary, one by one.
4  "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had its trip to the number one spot cut short, falling to third place. The film earned $17.5 million, bringing its cumulative domestic grosses to $263.8 million.