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 Meanings and Examples of DAM
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dam
 n.  barrier to prevent the flow of liquid, especially built across a water course
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  "It's as if a dam had burst," said the Cossack hopelessly.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
2  Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
3  The general on horseback at the entrance to the dam raised his hand and opened his mouth to address Dolokhov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
4  One of the hindmost guns that was going onto the dam turned off onto the ice.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
5  Crowds of soldiers from the dam began running onto the frozen pond.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
6  Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII
7  Zdrzhinski, the officer with the long mustache, spoke grandiloquently of the Saltanov dam being "a Russian Thermopylae," and of how a deed worthy of antiquity had been performed by General Raevski.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
8  He recounted how Raevski had led his two sons onto the dam under terrific fire and had charged with them beside him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
9  But not far from Bald Hills he again came out on the road and overtook his regiment at its halting place by the dam of a small pond.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
10  As he crossed the dam Prince Andrew smelled the ooze and freshness of the pond.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
11  Everywhere on the bank, on the dam, and in the pond, there was healthy, white, muscular flesh.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
12  The officer, Timokhin, with his red little nose, standing on the dam wiping himself with a towel, felt confused at seeing the prince, but made up his mind to address him nevertheless.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
13  At Austerlitz he remained last at the Augezd dam, rallying the regiments, saving what was possible when all were flying and perishing and not a single general was left in the rear guard.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV
14  The dam of repressed imagination which Vida had builded for years, which now, with Raymie off at the wars, she was building again, gave way.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  Fellow-critters: I'se ordered here to say dat you must stop dat dam noise dare.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Plans for the dam have been vetoed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
2  The building of a new dam will displace thousands of people who live in this area.
3  The dam burst under the weight of water.
4  The new dam will form a large artificial lake behind it.
5  The sector dam broke and its water drowned the entire valley.
6  Building a dam here could have unforeseeable consequences for the environment.
7  The pressure of the water caused the wall of the dam to crack.
8  The dam can withhold the pressure of the water.
9  But even China's top hydro-electric engineer has expressed his doubts about some of his work, accusing one dam of causing disastrous floods and admitting that ordinary people had benefited little from the Three Gorges Dam.
10  The dam was not strong enough to hold back the flood waters.
11  Until the great dam was built, the waters of the Nile used to inundate the river valley like clockwork every year.
12  The ecologist was concerned that the new dam would upset the natural balance of the creatures living in Glen Canyon.
13  The stream was dammed up to form ornamental lakes.
14  Fish ladders had to be built in the dams to assist the salmon returning to spawn in their native streams.
15  Roughly 300 dams are proposed or under construction in the deeply cut valleys of India's mountainous north, part of a massive effort to meet the country's spiralling energy demands.