DROUGHT in a Sentence

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 n.  dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
Classic Sentence:
1  "A cup of wine will do thee no harm," he added, filling and handing to the swineherd a richer drought than Gurth had ever before tasted.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
2  The drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient sound and undisturbed slumbers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  I then worked the lawn very carefully for signs and traces, but this drought has made everything as hard as iron.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  Consequently, when everywhere else there is drought, he still has water, and when everywhere else there has been a failure of the harvest, on his lands it will have proved a success.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
5  Heat and drought had continued for more than three weeks.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
6  He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7  It was a savagely red land, blood-colored after rains, brick dust in droughts, the best cotton land in the world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The drought is worst in the central African states.
2  The area was constantly hit by drought.
3  The water was turned off for several hours each day during the drought.
4  A fifth year of drought is expected to have dramatic effects on the California economy.
5  The lakes and wells all dried up during the drought.
6  It has been the worst drought in the country's history.
7  If the climate gets drier, then the logical conclusion is that even more drought will occur.
8  Severe drought has afflicted the region.
9  The south of the country was worst affected by the drought.
10  Whole communities starved to death during the long drought.
11  The fires have taken hold because of drought and an infestation of bark beetle, which has left millions of dead trees.
12  We need management strategies to maximize the water productivity under drought and deficient water supply conditions.
13  The long drought would famish many people in this area.
14  The recent drought in the Middle Atlantic states has emphasized the need for extensive research in ways of making sea water potable.
15  Skies once crowded with storks and herons were empty; drought had pushed farmers to abandon their crops, and dust storms, once rare, choked the air.