DOLE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of dole
n. share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given
v. give out in small portions; distribute sparingly
The poor family received the fixed dole every month.
Melrose said his supply went dry Saturday after doling out 10 times the normal number of flu shots to victims of the coughing—sneezing-head-feverish epidemic sweeping the nation.
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.
Sentence in Classic:
Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
He needed some solace, doling out preachments to asthmatic elders, perpetually repairing the perpetually falling steeple, by means of placards nailed to Barns.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
The coach jolts, I wake with a start, and the flute has come back again, and the Master at Salem House is sitting with his legs crossed, playing it dolefully, while the old woman of the house looks on delighted.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I had scarcely arrived at the total when a seventh was heard, as in the region of air, wailing dolefully.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
One sent forth the praises of Athelstane in a doleful panegyric; another, in a Saxon genealogical poem, rehearsed the uncouth and harsh names of his noble ancestry.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
At the same time, Thenardier perceived in the direction of the Bastille a wan whiteness lighting up the edge of the sky in doleful wise.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The clock of the Invalides struck a quarter to twelve; the west wind bore on its moistened gusts the doleful vibration of the three strokes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The boughs were tossing heavily above their heads; while one solemn old tree groaned dolefully to another, as if telling the sad story of the pair that sat beneath, or constrained to forbode evil to come.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
So it was not very pleasant when she opened the door of her room, to see Martha standing waiting for her with a doleful face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
And after the first flush of freedom wore off, and his true helplessness dawned on the freedman, he came back and picked up his hoe, and old master still doled out his bacon and meal.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context