EXCAVATION in a Sentence

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excavation
 n.  act of digging
Classic Sentence:
1  The wayfarer bent over and examined a rather large circular excavation, resembling the hollow of a sphere, in the stone on the left, at the foot of the pier of the door.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
2  We have just seen, in Book Fourth, one of the compartments of the upper mine, of the great political, revolutionary, and philosophical excavation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
3  The excavation of the sewer of Paris has been no slight task.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS
4  On the left, in a sort of valley, he perceived a circular excavation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
5  Seizing his sharp boat-spade, he commenced an excavation in the body, a little behind the side fin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
6  He has been excavating a barrow at Long Down and has got a prehistoric skull which fills him with great joy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
7  By dint of excavating graves for other people, one hollows out one's own.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
8  Beneath the social construction, that complicated marvel of a structure, there are excavations of all sorts.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
9  At a certain depth, the excavations are no longer penetrable by the spirit of civilization, the limit breathable by man has been passed; a beginning of monsters is possible.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
10  A rocky cliff appeared, mounds of turned-up earth by the shore, houses on a hill, others, with iron roofs, amongst a waste of excavations, or hanging to the declivity.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
11  So bold men, who are tempted by every chance, have quite frequently, as we are assured, opened the holes excavated by the black man, and tried to rob the devil.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
12  Of all these writers, the one who probably then excavated in the masses the most unhealthy gallery was Restif de La Bretonne.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
13  Here and there, particularly beneath the Court-House, they thought they recognized the hollows of ancient dungeons, excavated in the very sewer itself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
14  There was a void in his memory, a black spot, an abyss excavated by four months of agony.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—THE EFFECTS OF DREAMS MINGLED WITH HAPPINESS
Example Sentence:
1  There's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton.
2  But his defenders note that the current excavation of the tunnel was initiated by the Labor government.
3  A new Danish expedition is again excavating the site in annual summer digs.
4  While excavating the site for a new hotel, workers unearthed the remains of several dinosaurs.
5  The area has not yet been fully excavated.
6  The mining company wants to excavate the hill site.
7  They plan to excavate a large hole.