FALLOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FALLOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated
Classic Sentence:
1  So again when Ceres fell in love with Iasion, and yielded to him in a thrice-ploughed fallow field, Jove came to hear of it before so very long and killed Iasion with his thunderbolts.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK V
2  Clytoneus came in first by a long way; he left every one else behind him by the length of the furrow that a couple of mules can plough in a fallow field.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK VIII
3  And the ploughing of the further land to go on without a break so as to let it ripen lying fallow.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 13
4  But what there was of it was good and the acres that were lying fallow could be reclaimed when times grew better, and they would be the more fertile for their rest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
5  Nicholas standing in a fallow field could see all his whips.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.
2  They let the land lie fallow for a year.
3  Summer fallow is the best method of destroying weeds.
4  After a fallow period, she gave birth to two sons.
5  Farmers have learned that it is advisable to permit land to lie fallow every few years.