EDGE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of edge
Definition:
n. brink; perimeter; margin
Example:
She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom.
Sentence in Classic:
All blessed themselves and Mr Dedalus with a sigh of pleasure lifted from the dish the heavy cover pearled around the edge with glistening drops.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Lyons sat on the edge of the table, pushed his hat towards the nape of his neck and began to swing his legs.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
On the edge of a jutting pinnacle, three or four hundred feet above him, there stood a creature somewhat resembling a sheep in appearance, but armed with a pair of gigantic horns.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
On the Hatherley side of the pool the woods grew very thick, and there was a narrow belt of sodden grass twenty paces across between the edge of the trees and the reeds which lined the lake.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But I had no time to think of the danger, for another stone sang past me as I hung by my hands from the edge of the ledge.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I give her a turn with the paddle and brung her nose to shore; then I got my gun and slipped out and into the edge of the woods.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
A log raft in the river invited him, and he seated himself on its outer edge and contemplated the dreary vastness of the stream, wishing, the while, that he could only be drowned, all at once and unconsciously, without undergoing the uncomfortable routine devised by nature.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Context
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Frequently it took a whole day of exhausting effort to drag a single boulder to the top of the quarry, and sometimes when it was pushed over the edge it failed to break.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
A cart with the seed in it was standing, not at the edge, but in the middle of the crop, and the winter corn had been torn up by the wheels and trampled by the horse.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context