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 Meanings and Examples of ESSAY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  composition of any particular subject, usually shorter than formal paper
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  Yet if thy desire be such to know our calamities, and briefly to hear Troy's last agony, though my spirit shudders at the remembrance and recoils in pain, I will essay.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SECOND
2  Thou art his wife, and thy prayers may essay his soul.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FOURTH
3  Thrice there did he essay to fling his arms about his neck; thrice the phantom vainly grasped fled out of his hands even as light wind, and most like to fluttering sleep.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SIXTH
4  A greater history opens before me, a greater work I essay.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SEVENTH
5  Aeneas knew the call, and makes glad invocation: 'So the father of gods speed me, so Apollo on high: do thou essay to close hand to hand.'
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TENTH
6  And straightway would they join battle and essay the conflict, but that ruddy Phoebus even now dips his weary coursers in the Iberian flood, and night draws on over the fading day.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK ELEVENTH
7  Miss Crawford made her first essay with great credit to herself, and no inconvenience to Fanny.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
8  Fanny's explanations and remarks were a most important addition to every essay, or every chapter of history.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  But I have in my hands here a little problem which may prove to be more difficult of solution than my small essay in thought reading.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
10  Then, selecting a little side gallery, I made my essay.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VIII
11  Mr Tate withdrew his delving hand and spread out the essay.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
12  He dared even to attend the Scholomance, and there was no branch of knowledge of his time that he did not essay.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  He, being a humorist, explained to them the method of the celebrated Dickensian essay on Chinese Metaphysics by the gentleman who read an article on China and an article on Metaphysics and combined the information.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
14  I seized the handle to essay another trial; when a young man without coat, and shouldering a pitchfork, appeared in the yard behind.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
15  Supposing that a living being had been so wonderfully thin as to essay an entrance or an exit through the square hole, this grating would have prevented it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  Start each section of your essay on a new page.
17  Give careful thought to how to structure your ideas in the essay.
18  The matter in your essay is good but the style is deplorable.
19  Your essay should be no more than two thousand words long.
20  Less is more: if you delete this paragraph, your whole essay will have greater appeal.
21  Clarity and reasonableness in this essay again characterize Chris's writing.
22  I take advantage of all possible resources to win, not a mere essay of my power.
23  In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someone whose virtues you would like to emulate.
24  In the essay, I will reflect on my career; it is a wonderful story.
25  The essay did make the point that the name “greenhouse effect” is a misnomer, which is correct.
26  My teacher unerringly pounced on the one typographical error in my essay.
27  The student has to finish his essay before Sunday.
28  In this essay, the author examines the theme of pretense in Hamlet , or the contrast between illusion and reality.
29  I can type your essays for you.
30  Long essays, nay, whole books have been written on this.