ENVELOPE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENVELOPE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
envelope
 n.  a flat, usually rectangular, container for a letter or thin package
 n.  any wrapper or covering
Classic Sentence: (159 in 11 pages)
1  He had a large blue envelope in his hand, and was evidently the bearer of a message.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  In one place he gathered up very carefully a little pile of grey dust from the floor, and packed it away in an envelope.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  Lucy slipped her letter into its envelope.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
4  There he opened his safe, took from the most private part of it a document endorsed on the envelope as Dr. Jekyll's Will, and sat down with a clouded brow to study its contents.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
5  On the desk among the neat array of papers, a large envelope was uppermost, and bore, in the doctor's hand, the name of Mr. Utterson.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
6  ON the ninth of January, now four days ago, I received by the evening delivery a registered envelope, addressed in the hand of my colleague and old school-companion, Henry Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
7  So ended the first part, which had been afterwards put into an envelope, containing nearly as much more.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  The solitary exception was an empty envelope directed to her, and the handwriting was Wildeve's.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
9  I took up the envelope and saw scrawled in red ink upon the inner flap, just above the gum, the letter K three times repeated.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
10  As I glanced at the box I noticed, with a start, that upon the lid was printed the treble K which I had read in the morning upon the envelope.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
11  There he was, sitting with a newly opened envelope in one hand and five dried orange pips in the outstretched palm of the other one.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
12  The young man took from his waistcoat a crumpled envelope, and turning to the table he shook out upon it five little dried orange pips.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
13  It proved to be that of a young gentleman whose name, as it appears from an envelope which was found in his pocket, was John Openshaw, and whose residence is near Horsham.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
14  Of these he took five and thrust them into an envelope.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
15  The envelope was a very coarse one and was stamped with the Gravesend postmark and with the date of that very day, or rather of the day before, for it was considerably after midnight.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
Example Sentence:
1  He redirected the address on his envelope.
2  There was no return address on the back of the envelope.
3  Although I moistened it, the flap doesn't stick to the envelope.
4  I folded the letter and put it in an envelope.
5  She tore open the envelope and frantically read the letter.
6  Under the newspaper, atop a sheet of paper, lay an envelope.
7  He slit open the envelope with a knife.
8  I didn't recognize the handwriting on the envelope.
9  It is not a circular slipped under your door to which you may or may not respond with a pre-paid envelope.
10  She picked up the envelope and gave it a shake.
11  Reacher lifted the envelope's flap and slid the two photographs out, facedown.
12  He added a short notation to the address on the envelope.
13  Before the trial, he mailed off all his court documents to family members in elaborately decorated envelopes.
14  Government authorities have expanded investigations into multiple business lines at some of the nation's largest banks, a sign that the legal morass enveloping the industry has no clear end in sight.
15  Accompanying the darkness, a stillness is coming to envelop the city.