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 Meanings and Examples of DELVE
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delve
 v.  dig ground, as with spade; search deeply and laboriously
Classic Sentence:
1  And, after many, many years, a new grave was delved, near an old and sunken one, in that burial-ground beside which King's Chapel has since been built.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
2  Digging and delving, ploughing and sowing they were singing, but the wind blew their words away.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
3  Digging and delving we break with the share of the plough the clod.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
4  Mr Tate withdrew his delving hand and spread out the essay.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  Here and there warm isles of sand gleamed above the shallow tide and about the isles and around the long bank and amid the shallow currents of the beach were lightclad figures, wading and delving.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  To delve into old books and manuscripts is part of a researcher's job.
2  She delved in her bag and pulled out a pen.
3  We delved into the newspaper files to find out the facts.