CURTAIN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CURTAIN
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curtain
 n.  a hanging screen that usually cab be drawn back or up
 n.  any barrier to block communication or vision
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Mrs. Swithin drew the curtain in her bedroom--the faded white chintz that so agreeably from the outside tinged the window with its green lining.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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2  The light but variable breeze, foretold by the weather expert, flapped the yellow curtain, tossing light, then shadow.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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3  She flushed, as if she had spoken in an empty room and someone had stepped out from behind a curtain.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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4  She stopped at a window in the passage and held back the curtain.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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5  She thrust her suit case in at the scullery window and walked on, till at the corner she saw the red curtain at the bar window.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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6  He thought he saw the curtain move.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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7  Then the curtain moved more perceptibly, and the woman in the bed put it back, and sat up.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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8  He bowed himself out; and Mrs. Sparsit, hiding in the window curtain, saw him languishing down the street on the shady side of the way, observed of all the town.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
9  An effort to draw aside the curtain of his couch was in some degree successful, although rendered difficult by the pain of his wound.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Gold of sunshine touched the closed white curtain.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
11  She opened the door and looked at the straight heavy rain, like a steel curtain, and had a sudden desire to rush out into it, to rush away.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
12  The curtain will be a good job, however.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
13  The curtain, over which she had presided with such talent and such success, went off with her to her cottage, where she happened to be particularly in want of green baize.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  The honest gentleman held the curtain in his hand, and looked on, for a minute or so, in silence.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
15  Next morning, Spyers took his old place, and looked out, from behind the curtain, for a tall man with a black patch over his eye, till his own two eyes ached again.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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Example Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
16  Colonel Dent, their spokesman, demanded "the tableau of the whole;" whereupon the curtain again descended.
17  However, on the second time round, she came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before.
18  "It is well I drew the curtain," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place.
19  WELL, all day him and the king was hard at it, rigging up a stage and a curtain and a row of candles for footlights; and that night the house was jam full of men in no time.
20  Boggs rode up before the biggest store in town, and bent his head down so he could see under the curtain of the awning and yells: "Come out here, Sherburn! Come out and meet the man you've swindled."
21  If the curtain is drawn, bright light will shine in.
22  The curtain rod is hung to low and is the wrong colour.
23  Strong light will affect the depth of colour of your carpets and curtains.
24  The morning/afternoon/evening sunlight shone through the curtains.
25  Pull the curtains round the patient's bed.
26  The curtains billowed madly as the wind caught them.
27  The curtains were flapping at the open window.
28  The yellow curtains contrast with the blue bedcover.
29  It's dark now-let's close the curtains.
30  The color of the curtains clashed with the color of the carpet.