EXHAUSTIVE in a Sentence

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I was sweating and exhausted by the time, the last skin suture was inserted and all that could be seen was the line of stitches.

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 Meanings and Examples of EXHAUSTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive
Classic Sentence: (206 in 14 pages)
1  How exhaustive and unpleasant such a process would be, he saw even more vividly after his two hours' talk with poor Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
2  The patient and I then plunged into a discussion of his case, of which I took exhaustive notes.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
3  It was rather chilly, and there was smoke on the rain, and a certain sense of exhaust vapour in the air.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
4  Check these tears; they do but exhaust you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  But we are bound to exhaust all other hypotheses before falling back upon this one.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3. The Problem
6  As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
7  It's true," said St. Clare, "that Eva is very delicate, that I always knew; and that she has grown so rapidly as to exhaust her strength; and that her situation is critical.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  However, this is according to the tactics of barricades; to fire for a long while, in order to exhaust the insurgents' ammunition, if they commit the mistake of replying.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
9  Remain, then, where you are, and do not exhaust yourselves with useless fatigue.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 60 IN FRANCE
10  Like all people who try to exhaust a subject, he exhausted his listeners.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3
11  Which ill-practices of theirs, though they quiet things for a time, must in the end exhaust their resources, and give rise in seasons of danger to incurable mischief and disorder.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
12  "It's like being in an exhausted receiver," he thought.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In I
13  Ethan's arts were soon exhausted, and after an embarrassed pause he wished Hale good day and opened the door of the office.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
14  People's faces looked pinched and the few soldiers Scarlett saw wore the exhausted look of racers forcing themselves on through the last lap of a race already lost.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
15  The exhausted horse did not respond to the whip or reins but shambled on, dragging his feet, stumbling on small rocks and swaying as if ready to fall to his knees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  People who toiled in dim, dank factories were too exhausted to enjoy their family life.
17  The five survivors eventually reached safety, ragged, half-starved and exhausted.
18  We have exhausted all possible legal remedies for this injustice.
19  We have exhausted all our material resources.
20  Totally exhausted, he tore his clothes off and fell into bed.
21  The overworked, overextended parent may be seen as unloving, but may simply be exhausted.
22  When they were well exhausted, they would run out and sprawl on the dry, hot sand.
23  I was sweating and exhausted by the time, the last skin suture was inserted and all that could be seen was the line of stitches.
24  The exertion spent in unscrewing the rusty bolt left her exhausted.
25  But since the beginning of June almost all domestic stocks seemed exhausted.
26  He works the crowd so long that the bodyguards hired by his attorney roll their eyes in exhaustion.
27  It was a constant wonder to me that my father didn't die of exhaustion.
28  We can define burnout as exhaustion.
29  She was suffering from physical and mental exhaustion.
30  The mine was closed owing to exhaustion.