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 Meanings and Examples of DOZEN
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dozen
 n.  the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
 a.  denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
Classic Sentence: (197 in 14 pages)
1  Mr. Wilkes always had at least a dozen darkies busy running back and forth with trays to serve the guests.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  There were cries of greeting from a dozen voices and Stuart and Brent Tarleton moved toward her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
3  And then it's generally to some desperate old widower with a large plantation and a dozen children.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
4  And she had embroidered half a dozen sofa-pillow cases with the Confederate flag on them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
5  In a while he was back, with half a dozen in his hands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Melanie telegraphed Colonel Sloan a dozen times and finally a letter arrived, full of sympathy, explaining that Ashley and a squad had ridden out on a scouting expedition and had not returned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
7  A glare brighter than a dozen suns dazzled their eyes, scorching heat seared their skins and the roaring, cracking and crashing beat upon their ears in painful waves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  There had been the problem of trying to win Ashley's love and trying to keep a dozen other beaux dangling and unhappy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  And if they want to come down on you for extra taxes a dozen times, they can do it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  The dozen young ladies with whom the house was furnished were comely, if brightly painted, and comported themselves more quietly than those of other houses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  It was the same with the dozen others she approached.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
12  Usually there were a dozen children present, nodding sleepily in their parents' arms, up hours after their normal bedtime.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
13  Whenever two former Confederates met anywhere, there was never but one topic of conversation, and where a dozen or more gathered together, it was a foregone conclusion that the war would be spiritedly refought.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
14  Since the Ku Klux lynching, the ladies had been practically immured, not even going to town to shop unless there were half a dozen in their group.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
15  There are a dozen Yankee soldiers who can testify to that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence: (94 in 7 pages)
16  Several dozen councillors walked out of the meeting in protest.
17  Give me a dozen, please.
18  There were half a dozen other people in front of me.
19  I bought a dozen eggs and every one of them was bad.
20  The police have pulled in a half dozen people who they suspect.
21  Pick out a dozen oranges for me.
22  The number of deaths has risen to more than two dozen.
23  The two old friends were talking nineteen to the dozen.
24  In any family quarrel, it's usually six of one and half a dozen of the other.
25  He sat behind a table on which were half a dozen files.
26  Give me a round dozen and I'll pay in cash.
27  Overtaking the next cyclist on an Alpine climb is a dozen times harder than on the flat.
28  I've heard this story a dozen times before.
29  I've been feeling much better since I started doing my daily dozen.
30  Half a dozen ducks waddled up the bank.