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 Meanings and Examples of DEFAULT
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default
 n.  failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
Classic Sentence:
1  Thus he discoursed gravely and paternally; in default of examples, he invented parables, going directly to the point, with few phrases and many images, which characteristic formed the real eloquence of Jesus Christ.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
2  The district-attorney concluded by insisting, that in default of Javert, the three witnesses Brevet, Chenildieu, and Cochepaille should be heard once more and solemnly interrogated.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
3  A grandnephew is almost the same as a grandson; in default of a lawyer one takes a lancer.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE SUBSTITUTE
4  The other lodgers had moved away or had died, or had been turned out in default of payment.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—TREASURE TROVE
5  They strike it cleverly in its vulnerable spot, in default of a cuirass, in its lack of logic; they attacked this revolution in its royalty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6  I assented to this proposal, in default of being able to suggest anything else.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
7  They have been in her family as servants; and, in default of any other school to receive them, she has, in many cases, had them instructed in a family school, with her own children.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
8  Somebody broke down in a piece of knitting, and no one but Sophy was able to put the defaulter in the right direction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
Example Sentence:
1  At the centre of it all is Martin Freeman, whose default expression of habitual bafflement (he appears to teeter perpetually on the brink of some conversational incline) is perfectly suited to the role of Bilbo Baggins.
2  Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer.
3  Billions of dollars of dodgy loans - doled out by banks to subprime borrowers and then resold numerous times on international debt markets - began to unravel and default.
4  When the visiting team failed to show up for the big game, they lost the game by default.
5  Egypt is a long country, but it is strait, that is to say narrow, for they may not enlarge it toward the desert, for default of water.
6  The company is in default on its loan agreement.
7  The default option is to save your work every five minutes.
8  The IAEA was faced with an outstanding bill of a million dollars on travel expenses, and risked defaulting on salary payments for its 2,100 staff.
9  The credit card business is down, and more borrowers are defaulting on loans.