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 Meanings and Examples of DERIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
derive
 v.  obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  Now, if to this consideration you superadd the official supremacy of a ship-master, then, by inference, you will derive the cause of that peculiarity of sea-life just mentioned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
2  On the contrary, those motions derive their most appalling beauty from it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  He reluctantly admitted that he could not sit still and with a mental slate and pencil derive an answer.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  Words derive from St. Augustine's.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  Rebecca, thou canst derive no benefit from the evidence of this unhappy knight, for whom, as we well perceive, the Enemy is yet too powerful.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  She felt the want of his society every day, almost every hour, and was too much in want of it to derive anything but irritation from considering the object for which he went.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  She did not mean, however, to derive much more from it to gratify her vanity, than Mary might have allowed.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  I could not derive benefit from the late knowledge I had acquired of your character.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
9  Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
10  That person is the person from whom you derive your expectations, and the secret is solely held by that person and by me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
11  We shall try to understand them fully during these few days so that we may derive from the understanding of them a lasting benefit to our souls.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  All the benefit he might derive from a course of treatment he would lose as a result of the disputes about Buonaparte which would be inevitable.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXV
13  Mother Hucheloup did not appear to understand very clearly the benefit which she was to derive from these reprisals made on her account.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV—AN ATTEMPT TO CONSOLE THE WIDOW HUCHELOUP
14  While exclaiming loudly against duels and brawls, they excited them secretly to quarrel, deriving an immoderate satisfaction or genuine regret from the success or defeat of their own combatants.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
15  In no instance, let us say, was this worthy gentleman accused of deriving personal advantage from the cooperation of his minions.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Medically, we will derive great benefit from this technique.
2  Females and cubs clearly derive some benefit from living in groups.
3  Most patients derive enjoyment from leafing through old picture albums.
4  Cosmic rays derive their name from the fact that they bombard the earth's atmosphere from outer space.
5  For I knew Diana and Mary would derive more pleasure from seeing again the old homely tables than from the spectacle of the smartest innovations.
6  Economic viability, including the environmental and social benefits deriving from forests, is a pre-requisite for wider adoption of sustainable forest management practices, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
7  The English word 'olive' is derived from the Latin word 'oliva'.
8  We have derived a great deal of benefit from her advice.
9  She derived no benefit from the course of drugs.
10  The company derived substantial benefit from the deal.
11  The items used were derived from data from participant observation, and therefore constituted a re-presentation of items to the community.
12  However the quantities derived from these parameters, which relate to biologically meaningful quantities, are very consistent.
13  The word history derives from the Latin word 'historia' meaning story.
14  He derives great satisfaction from his stamp collection.
15  English derives in the main from the common Germanic stock.