ELEVATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELEVATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
elevate
 v.  raise; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  They wished to elevate the people.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
2  It is by degrading myself in your eyes that I elevate myself in my own.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
3  His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  "Why, elevate your own servants, for a specimen," said Alfred, with a half-scornful smile.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  She felt that he had every thing to elevate him which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women, could do.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER X
7  Scarlett reigned supreme at Tara now and, like others suddenly elevated to authority, all the bullying instincts in her nature rose to the surface.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
8  Mammy gave a little shriek and retreated and from a distance of a yard, modestly elevated her dress a few inches and showed the ruffle of a red taffeta petticoat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
9  In her confusion she stumbled against a man who was hurrying down the last steps of the elevated station.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  In the street the noise of wheels had ceased, and the rumble of the "elevated" came only at long intervals through the deep unnatural hush.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
12  When she was in charge of the magazine room the readers did not ask for suggestions about elevated essays.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
13  In twenty minutes the party was again elevated to the decorum of a prayer-meeting.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
15  And besides, when a man is elevated in that odd fashion, he has no proper foundation for his superior altitude.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  His energy and talent elevate him to godlike status.
2  The teacher hoped to elevate the minds of her young pupils by reading them religious stories.
3  Don't elevate your superiors to superstar status.
4  It is true that fabric, construction, and a designer name on a label elevate the price of clothing.
5  But sometimes there's a photograph that really matters, one that I want to elevate above the ephemeral stream that I'll forget about by the end of the day.
6  Language has elevated humans above the other animals.
7  He was elevated to do the rank of major due to his wise command in the battle.
8  His career has blossomed and that has given him a certain elevated status.
9  The hotel stands in an elevated position looking out over the lake.
10  He elevated many of his friends to powerful positions within the government.
11  Most rational people don't enjoy that kind of opinionated discourse since it achieves nothing but elevated blood pressure.
12  High acidity and elevated levels of metals can seriously impair the ability of water bodies to support life, resulting in a decline in species diversity.
13  Did he heed the global outpouring of adulation that elevated Mandela, who died aged 95 last December, to virtual sainthood?
14  The elevation we forebode is of the soul, not of the body.
15  Granada is high in elevation and has a dry, healthful climate.