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 Meanings and Examples of DROVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
drove
 n.  crowd of people in motion; a number of oxen, sheep
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When Ethan drove into Hale's yard the builder was just getting out of his sleigh.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  "Jotham Powell brought some goods over from the Flats for his wife, and he drove right on home with them," she explained.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
3  She gave him a last nod of sympathy while her son chirped to the horse; and Ethan, as she drove off, stood in the middle of the road and stared after the retreating sleigh.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
4  He flung the bearskin into the sleigh, climbed to the seat, and drove up to the house.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  They drove slowly up the road between fields glistening under the pale sun, and then bent to the right down a lane edged with spruce and larch.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  Ethan drove on in silence till they reached a part of the wood where the pines were more widely spaced, then he drew up and helped Mattie to get out of the sleigh.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  As they drove away the sun sank behind the hill and the pine-boles turned from red to grey.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
8  There seemed to be no answer to this, and again they drove on for a while without speaking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
9  He stretched out his legs, drove his heels into the road to keep the sled from slipping forward, and bent her head back between his hands.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
10  The sled swerved in response, but he righted it again, kept it straight, and drove down on the black projecting mass.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
11  Anger and hurt pride drove out some of the pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  And then her rage broke, the same rage that drove Gerald to murder and other Irish ancestors to misdeeds that cost them their necks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  But he only squeezed her hand until he drove her rings into the flesh.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  Since that day, she only saw him formally, once a month, when Uncle Peter drove her to his office to get the housekeeping money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  Deliverance came in the form she least expected when, during the after-dinner-nap period, Mrs. Merriwether and Mrs. Elsing drove up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Tony was humming to himself as he drove along.
2  They drove away slowly to avoid arousing suspicion.
3  Dinah was crying as she drove slowly away.
4  They drove down a narrow track that branched off from the main road.
5  We drove up a narrow dirt track to their house.
6  She drove through Westport, and stopped a few miles beyond at a wayside inn.
7  Two friends and I drove to Florida during college spring break.
8  He drove through the red lights in an attempt to shake off the police car that was chasing him.
9  He drove in the direction of the swimming pool.
10  He drove her directly to her hotel.
11  He drove too fast with tragic consequences.
12  He drove so fast that I really felt my life was in danger.
13  We drove home by a roundabout route.
14  He leapt into the car and drove like a maniac to the hospital.
15  We drove through mile after mile of land cleared for pasture.