EMPHASIS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMPHASIS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
emphasis
 n.  special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  There was more social life here than at Aunt Pauline's, but Scarlett did not like the people who called, with their airs and their traditions and their emphasis on family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
2  They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  He looked as calm as though he were discussing the weather, and his smooth drawl fell on her ears with no particular emphasis.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
4  She liked their elegance, their lightness, their lack of emphasis: even the self-assurance which at times was so like obtuseness now seemed the natural sign of social ascendency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
5  The words were projected sharply against Lily's silence, and she saw in a flash that her own act had given them their emphasis.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  She spoke the name with an unpleasant emphasis, as though her knowing it made a part of her reason for being there.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  Stepping to the kitchen door, I uttered the word "cod" with great emphasis, and resumed my seat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
8  He and his wife spoke English with an accent which was only discernible through its un-English emphasis and a certain carefulness and deliberation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
9  Some of the tall one's companions cried with emphasis that they, too, had evolved the same thing, and they congratulated themselves upon it.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  Mrs. Shelby spoke the last words with a low voice, and strong emphasis.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  "That ar's what ye may call emphasis," said Marks, poking Haley in the side, and going into another small giggle.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
12  "I rather think I am," said honest John, with some considerable emphasis.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  "I should hope not," said the young gentleman, with emphasis.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
14  "These men deceive themselves," said Roger Chillingworth, with somewhat more emphasis than usual, and making a slight gesture with his forefinger.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
15  In the brook, again, was the fantastic beauty of the image, with its reflected frown, its pointed finger, and imperious gesture, giving emphasis to the aspect of little Pearl.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
Example Sentence:
1  The administration may put more emphasis on spurring economic growth.
2  They will also force schools to put more emphasis on teaching basic subjects.
3  The emphasis on social integration often served to obscure the real differences within the community.
4  Teachers have expressed concern about the emphasis on testing.
5  In recent years we have seen greater emphasis than heretofore on the voice of the consumer.
6  The company lays great emphasis on customer care.
7  Some schools put/lay/place great emphasis on language study.
8  He's argued from the start that America and its allies are putting too much emphasis on the military option.
9  Examine the events leading to the war, with particular emphasis on France's role in them.
10  Particular emphasis will be placed on oral language training.
11  Too much emphasis is placed on research.
12  Morality was the emphasis of his speech.
13  "The trial cannot proceed," said the King in a very grave voice, "until all the jurymen are back in their proper places -- ALL," he repeated with great emphasis, looking hard at Alice as he said do.
14  They also said that there was too much emphasis placed on protecting the liberty of individuals at the expense of broader social justice.