ENGINE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENGINE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
engine
 n.  a machine that uses the energy from liquid fuel or steam to produce movement
 n.  the part of a railway train that pulls it along
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  The walls of his chest seemed to thrill and quiver as a frail building would do inside when some powerful engine was at work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  Clifford started the little engine, the man carefully turned the chair, and set it nose-forwards to the incline that curved gently to the dark hazel thicket.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  The Germans invented a new locomotive engine with a self feeder, that did not need a fireman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
4  The man crouched solicitously by the wheel, and peered at the little engine.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
5  Then he sat down on his heels and peered under the chair, poking with his finger at the greasy little engine, and resenting the grease-marks on his clean Sunday shirt.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
6  The man lay flat on his stomach on the floor, his neck pressed back, wriggling under the engine and poking with his finger.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
7  Clifford started his engine, then put her in gear.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
8  Clifford resented the interference: but he made his engine buzz like a blue-bottle.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
9  He began doing things with his engine, running her fast and slow as if to get some sort of tune out of her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
10  He stopped the engine and sat rigid with anger.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
11  Clifford asked the man to do something or other to the engine.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
12  She was going, the engine doing about half the work, the man the rest.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
13  Hilda got in and started the engine.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
14  He passed near an engine where some men were seated, and they called to him to share in their refreshment.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
15  A minute later a carriage and engine could be seen flying along the open curve which leads to the station.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence: (105 in 8 pages)
16  The two companies are cooperating in the development of a new engine.
17  If you fail to oil the engine regularly, it would seize up without warning.
18  If the fan doesn't work, the engine could overheat.
19  Don't rev up the engine too fast.
20  I kept the engine running because it might be necessary to leave fast.
21  The sound of an engine echoed back from the thick forest.
22  Very slowly he moved forward, the engine ticking over.
23  The engine began to sound very loud indeed.
24  Secondly, new fuels for the internal combustion engine which do not involve the depletion of vital and limited energy resources.
25  The engine pulled a long line of freight cars.
26  A dipstick is used to measure how much oil is left in an engine.
27  He lost one of the pieces of his model engine.
28  The mechanic made the necessary adjustments to the engine.
29  The trolly has been hooked onto the engine.
30  Put on a helmet, fire up your engine and head out on the open road.