EXPRESSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPRESSIVE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
expressive
 a.  effectively conveying thought or feeling; indicative
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As he said this his countenance became expressive of a calm, settled grief that touched me to the heart.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
2  He appeared about fifty years of age, but with an aspect expressive of the greatest benevolence; a few grey hairs covered his temples, but those at the back of his head were nearly black.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  But I scarcely observed this; rage and hatred had at first deprived me of utterance, and I recovered only to overwhelm him with words expressive of furious detestation and contempt.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
4  But evidently he was not addressing me for he dropped my hand and covered Gatsby with his expressive nose.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  Nothing could be more expressive of attachment to them all, than Willoughby's behaviour.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
6  Mrs. Dashwood was sorry for what she had said; but it gave Elinor pleasure, as it produced a reply from Marianne so expressive of confidence in Willoughby and knowledge of his intentions.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
7  I understand you," he replied, with an expressive smile, and a voice perfectly calm; "yes, I am very drunk.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
8  Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimney-piece faintly lighted the chamber; or it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
9  When I came down again, I found Joe and Orlick sweeping up, without any other traces of discomposure than a slit in one of Orlick's nostrils, which was neither expressive nor ornamental.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XV
10  He was a long way down the sunny street, and was making expressive gestures for me to stop.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
11  When I saw him in the room he had this expressive pocket-handkerchief in both hands, and was looking at us.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
12  I was obliged to consider a little before I understood what Mr. Peggotty meant by this figure, expressive of a complete circle of intelligence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
13  Distinctly as I recollect her look, I cannot say of what it was expressive, I cannot even say of what it is expressive to me now, rising again before my older judgement.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
14  Before we went, I wrote Traddles a full statement of all that had happened, and Traddles wrote me back a capital answer, expressive of his sympathy and friendship.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
15  Miss Murdstone, by an expressive sound, a long drawn respiration, which was neither a sigh nor a moan, but was like both, gave it as her opinion that he should have done this at first.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Example Sentence: (149 in 10 pages)
16  Neither pen nor pencil can express.
17  He demanded, with some justice, that he should be given an opportunity to express his views.
18  I feel impelled to express grave doubts about the project.
19  The school was founded with the express purpose of teaching deaf children.
20  The school was founded with the express purpose of teaching deaf children to speak.
21  I came with the express purpose of seeing you.
22  People under stress tend to express their full range of potential.
23  Many people never really express any anger.
24  I can't express how sorry I am.
25  The express train does not stop at this station.
26  May an old friend express his pride in your accomplishment and extend to you a wish for your continued success and happiness.
27  I felt I had to express my misgivings about her decision.
28  Although I deplore the vulgarity of your language, I defend your right to express yourself freely.
29  To express their gratitude, patients provided a more-or-less voluntary gratuity.
30  I am influenced; and the influence is sweeter than I can express; and the conquest I undergo has a witchery beyond any triumph I can win.