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 Meanings and Examples of FILTER
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filter
 n.  strain; pass liquid or gas through device that blocks some matter by particular criterion
Classic Sentence:
1  Nature, spring, youth, love for her father, the gayety of the birds and flowers, caused something almost resembling forgetfulness to filter gradually, drop by drop, into that soul, which was so virgin and so young.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—SOLITUDE AND THE BARRACKS COMBINED
2  A sign that theft and pillage are beginning to filter into doctrines and sophisms, in such a way as to lose somewhat of their ugliness, while communicating much of it to sophisms and doctrines.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
3  It was that first, redoubtable moment of inundation, when the stream rises to the level of the levee and when the water begins to filter through the fissures of dike.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER III—GAVROCHE WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER TO ACCEPT ENJ...
4  The Saint-Barthelemys filter through there, drop by drop, between the paving-stones.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE SEWER
5  Pearls fell drop by drop, as subterranean waters filter in their caves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
6  But the meshes of her brain were too wide, too coarse, to filter such small differences.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  Entering a large, dark hall which reeked like a tomb, he passed into an equally dark parlour that was lighted only by such rays as contrived to filter through a crack under the door.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
8  As I passed the Methodist Church, I saw three white figures ahead of me, pacing up and down under the arching maple trees, where the moonlight filtered through the lush June foliage.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIII
9  She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
10  The woods filtered men and the fields became dotted.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  The air was cold in the bright sun that filtered through the freshly washed leaves.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 15
12  Beyond that was blue, pure blue, black blue; blue that had never filtered down; that had escaped registration.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
13  If a giant had filtered this cesspool, he would have had the riches of centuries in his lair.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
14  The pause was filled up by the intonation of a pollard thorn a little way to windward, the breezes filtering through its unyielding twigs as through a strainer.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
15  From this silence there arises a certain mysterious plenitude which filters into thought and there congeals into bronze.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
Example Sentence:
1  Dustbags act as a filter and suction will be reduced if they are too full.
2  The camera has an anti-glare filter.
3  I took this picture with a red filter.
4  Plants and trees filter carbon dioxide out of the air and produce oxygen.
5  A filter will remove most impurities found in water.
6  This filter is able to detect invalid clicks in real-time, with the goal of removing them before they ever show up in the AdWords console.
7  For those who have only ground spices, a coffee filter and a staple is all it takes to make a little spice bag to steep in the cider.
8  I need a more functional bottle and a filter is a good addition to any daily water bottle.
9  "In the future, activists and bloggers from foreign countries could bypass the filter of Western 'curators' and tell the world live what is happening."
10  Sounds of cheering filtered in through the closed window.
11  The sunlight filtering through the screens created a dappled effect on the wall.
12  We are accustomed to taking cues from the outside world, filtering them, and writing our own novel inside our head.
13  I like to experiment with different light filters on my camera.
14  The firm uses electronic filters to prevent workers from accessing the Internet.