ELEMENTARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELEMENTARY
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 a.  easily dealt with; straightforward and fundamental
Classic Sentence:
1  Before turning to those moral and mental aspects of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the enquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as "Master," or made elementary remarks such as "Mr. Jones feeds us."
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
3  All this is amusing, though rather elementary, but I must go back to business, Watson.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
4  "Interesting, though elementary," said he as he returned to his favourite corner of the settee.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
5  He took the wolf and locked him up in a cage, with a piece of meat that satisfied, in quantity at any rate, the elementary conditions of the fatted calf, and went off to report.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
6  On the piteous spectacle of the pair spending their evenings in shorthand schools and polytechnic classes, learning bookkeeping and typewriting with incipient junior clerks, male and female, from the elementary schools, let me not dwell.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
7  The greatest success of the Freedmen's Bureau lay in the planting of the free school among Negroes, and the idea of free elementary education among all classes in the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
8  The way in which this is done is at once the most elementary and the nicest problem of social growth.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In III
9  He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
10  THEY'RE still in the elementary stage; an Italian Prince is a great deal more than a Prince to them, and they're always on the brink of taking a courier for one.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
11  They satisfied the need seen in its most elementary form in a child, when it wants to have a place rubbed that has been hurt.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Most children go to public elementary and secondary schools.
2  She was very shy while she was in elementary school.
3  I have one daughter in elementary school.
4  Every American boy and girl receives the world's best elementary and middle school education.