DURATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DURATION
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 n.  length of time something lasts
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The duration of my absence was left to my own choice; a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
2  Another pause therefore of many minutes' duration, succeeded this speech, and Lucy was still the first to end it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24
3  After a single combat of some duration they returned, and I saw, to my joy, both in Mrs. Crupp's countenance and in my aunt's, that the deed was done.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  Not that her happiness was of long duration,' pursued Traddles, 'for, unfortunately, within a week another execution came in.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
5  Whenever she was particularly discomposed, she always performed one of these pedestrian feats; and the amount of her discomposure might always be estimated by the duration of her walk.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER
6  This self-deception was not of long duration.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 20
7  When a Southerner took the trouble to pack a trunk and travel twenty miles for a visit, the visit was seldom of shorter duration than a month, usually much longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
8  So she gracefully evaded, for the time being, a definite answer as to the duration of her visit and slipped easily into the life of the red-brick house at the quiet end of Peachtree Street.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
9  Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
10  I never saw my mother, to know her as such, more than four or five times in my life; and each of these times was very short in duration, and at night.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
11  The duration of each lesson was measured by the clock, which at last struck twelve.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
12  April advanced to May: a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
13  It has been most unconsciously done, however, and I hope will be of short duration.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 34
14  Still, the average duration of human life is proved to have increased of late years.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV
15  Albert Malvoisin, alarmed and impatient at the duration of their conference, now advanced to interrupt it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence:
1  He was given the task of protecting her for the duration of the trial.
2  Many foreigners were interned for the duration of the war.
3  They were incarcerated for the duration of the war.
4  The course is of three years' duration.
5  I'm stuck here for the duration.
6  I would turn and stare unblinkingly at the screen for the duration of the commercial.
7  Because she wanted the children to make a good impression on the dinner guests, Mother promised them a treat if they'd behave for the duration of the meal.
8  As sunrise and sunset are calculated from the leading and trailing edges of the Sun, and not the center; this slightly increases the duration of "day" relative to "night."