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 Meanings and Examples of DRIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
drive
 n.  a wide scenic road planted with trees
 v.  move or travel on land in a motor vehicle as the person controlling it
 v.  force someone or something into a particular state
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Of course Jotham'll drive you over," Ethan roused himself to answer.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  At the moment, however, his one desire was to avoid the long drive with her behind the ancient sorrel who never went out of a walk.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
3  To Ethan there was something vaguely ominous in this stolid rejection of free food and warmth, and he wondered what had happened on the drive to nerve Jotham to such stoicism.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
4  "I'm going to drive you over, Matt," he whispered.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  "I'm going to drive you over," he repeated; and she went into the kitchen without answering.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  But I generally make out to drive over there round about New Year's, and once in the summer.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  That was enough to drive a man to distraction, but it had its charm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  The dark cedars on either side of the graveled drive met in an arch overhead, turning the long avenue into a dim tunnel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  Scarlett blew her nose on her torn handkerchief, and they started up the dark drive arm in arm, the horse following slowly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  Gerald helped his wife into the carriage and gave orders to the coachman to drive carefully.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  During the months that followed the bazaar, Rhett called whenever he was in town, taking Scarlett riding in his carriage, escorting her to danceables and bazaars and waiting outside the hospital to drive her home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  You get out and help me in and drive me somewhere where nobody will see me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  Yet, just let him drive the Yankees back twenty miles and he'll be Jesus again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  He'd drive the Yankees back from the creek, yes, back across the river and on up the road every step of the way back to Dalton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  She wanted very much to scream every time Melanie did, and only by biting her lips so hard it infuriated her could she restrain herself and drive off hysteria.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
16  The campaign aims to persuade people not to drink and drive.
17  If you drive a car all your life, the odds are that you'll have an accident at some point.
18  The outfielder pulled down a long drive to center - field.
19  It's an awkward corner to drive round, so take it slowly.
20  You have to drive slowly on these crooked country roads.
21  We drive on the left-hand side of the road in this country.
22  Most of the data on the hard drive was corrupted by the power cut.
23  Without the founder's drive and direction, the company gradually languished.
24  Centrifugal machines are connected to the motor drive directly instead of through a gearbox.
25  I don't want to drive a wedge between the two of you.
26  Sometimes they just drive slowly down the lane enjoying the scenery.
27  In Britain cars drive on the left.
28  A piston links to a drive shaft by means of a connecting rod.
29  Let's drive out into the country,it's such a nice day.
30  It is sheer madness to drive so fast.