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 Meanings and Examples of DESK
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desk
 n.  a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
Classic Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
1  Hale sat with his feet up on the stove, his back propped against a battered desk strewn with papers: the place, like the man, was warm, genial and untidy.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Rhett now had a desk in the bank.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
3  What he did at this desk the bewildered officials of the bank did not know, but he owned too large a block of the stock for them to protest his presence there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  At any rate he sat at his desk all day, giving every appearance of industry, for he wished to be on equal terms with his respectable fellow townsmen who worked and worked hard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
5  She passed into the small room, blazing with the afternoon sun, and sat down in the chair before the roll-topped desk.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
6  Her maid had kindled a little fire on the hearth, and it contended cheerfully with the sunlight which slanted across the moss-green carpet and caressed the curved sides of an old marquetry desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  "It was simply inhuman of Pragg to go off now," Mrs. Trenor declared, as her friend seated herself at the desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  She settled herself at the desk, and Mrs. Trenor accepted her resumption of the morning's task with a sigh which implied that, after all, she had proved herself unfit for higher uses.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
9  Instead, she approached her desk, and lighting a taper, tied and sealed the packet; then she opened the wardrobe, drew out a despatch-box, and deposited the letters within it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
10  Lily sprang out of bed, and went straight to her desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
11  Lily sat down beside the desk at the foot of her bed, and spreading out the cheque, read over and over the TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS written across it in a steely business hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
12  She then wrote out a cheque for Trenor, and placing it, without an accompanying word, in an envelope inscribed with his name, laid the two letters side by side on her desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
13  The desk was closed, but on its slanting lid lay two letters which he took up.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
14  He staggered under it, steadying himself against the desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
15  He raised the lid of the desk, and saw within it a cheque-book and a few packets of bills and letters, arranged with the orderly precision which characterized all her personal habits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
16  He lit a cigarette and perched on the corner of the desk.
17  They allotted a separate desk to everyone.
18  She has several executive toys on her desk.
19  The speaker gesticulated by raising his arms, pounding the desk, and stamping his foot.
20  The manager sat frowning behind his desk throughout the whole interview.
21  The ticket lay unnoticed in my desk drawer for a week.
22  The group leader came up to the reception desk looking anxious.
23  I have left my report at the desk.
24  The reception desk is not at street level, which is a little disconcerting.
25  I perched on the edge of his desk to listen to him.
26  I'll meet you by the main reception desk.
27  Miss Peel tinkled her desk bell and they all sat down again.
28  I keep my reference books near my desk for convenience.
29  The desk lamp was turned over by someone.
30  He scrounged around in his desk drawer for a paper clip.