DISMANTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISMANTLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dismantle
 v.  take apart; disassemble; tear down
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Here, then, we see that, while to dismantle this fortress occasioned Ottaviano no loss, its construction gave the French king no sort of advantage.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIV.
2  So to hold it they were compelled to dismantle many cities in the country, for in truth there is no safe way to retain them otherwise than by ruining them.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER V — CONCERNING THE WAY TO GOVERN CITIES OR PRINCI...
3  Two great yellow caravans had halted one morning before the door and men had come tramping into the house to dismantle it.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  The house was dark, dismantled: and the all appearance, uninhabited.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  The furniture was scattered about in every direction, with dismantled shelves and open drawers, as if the lady had hurriedly ransacked them before her flight.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
6  I went round to my employer, found him in the same dismantled kind of room, and was told to keep at it until Wednesday, and then come again.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
7  , when afterwards, by a sudden stroke of good fortune, he was restored to the dukedom caused all the fortresses of the country to be dismantled, judging them to be hurtful.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIV.
8  The Romans, in order to hold Capua, Carthage, and Numantia, dismantled them, and did not lose them.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER V — CONCERNING THE WAY TO GOVERN CITIES OR PRINCI...
9  Great dismantled trunks of pines tower above the green cottonfields, cracking their naked gnarled fingers toward the border of living forest beyond.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
10  This was still more strangely evinced by those of their number, who, completely paralysed as it were, helplessly floated like water-logged dismantled ships on the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  She was delighted to know that the Esplanade Street house was in a dismantled condition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
12  A room was dismantled for each new guest.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
13  The building was a sort of ruin, where dismantled chambers were distinguishable, one of which, much encumbered, seemed to serve as a shed.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE BEGINNING OF AN ENIGMA
14  After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  The dwelling was dismantled; but we could see a white man had lived there not very long ago.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
Example Sentence:
1  The document laid out a long-term strategic plan to dismantle Social Security.
2  Some analysts speculate that Citigroup is facing pressure to dismantle from the federal government.
3  He asked for immediate help from the United States to dismantle the warheads.
4  The soldiers dismantled a gun of its covering.
5  She dismantled the washing machine to see what the problem was, but couldn't put it back together again.
6  The Japanese empire was quickly dismantled.
7  They are faced with the task of dismantling the state machinery in order to create more democratic structures.
8  The dismantling of a nuclear reprocessing plant caused a leak of radioactivity yesterday.
9  He ordered the dismantling of police checkpoints on highways, which were being used to shake down motorists for bribes.
10  He was accused by Speight of dismantling the rights of the indigenous majority at the expense of the Indo-Fijian minority.
11  Personnel overseen by a team of international monitors took the first step on the road to dismantling what is believed to be one of the world's largest arsenals of the weapons of mass destruction.