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 Meanings and Examples of FISH
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fish
 n.  an animal that lives in water, covered with scales, uses tail and fins to swim
 v.  try to get something, without asking directly
Classic Sentence: (162 in 11 pages)
1  They seemed never too busy to drop work for a fish fry, a hunt or a horse race, and scarcely a week went by without its barbecue or ball.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  They're like fish out of water or cats with wings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
3  Gumboes and shrimp Creole, doves in wine and oysters in crumbly patties full of creamy sauce, mushrooms and sweetbreads and turkey livers, fish baked cunningly in oiled paper and limes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
4  No," said the doctor, "but he's drinking like a fish and will kill himself if he keeps it up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
5  If we're all the raw stuff of the cosmic effects, one would rather be the fire that tempers a sword than the fish that dyes a purple cloak.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  They laughed together over the fact that the stove did not draw, over the slipperiness of fish in the pan.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  Carol was a little resentful of the manner in which the men assumed that they did not care to fish.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  He hastily wrapped up the leprous fragment of fish; he gaped as she trailed out.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  He violently chased fragments of fish about his plate with a knife and licked the knife after gobbling them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord out of the fish's belly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
12  Wherefore he had no fancy for lowering for whales after sun-down; nor for persisting in fighting a fish that too much persisted in fighting him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
13  First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
14  Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that the whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
15  This fundamental thing settled, the next point is, in what internal respect does the whale differ from other fish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  He waxed lyrical about the variety of fish in the river.
17  The best fish smell when they are three days old.
18  If you swear you will catch no fish.
19  He who would catch fish mush not mind getting wet.
20  He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet.
21  The best fish swim near the bottom.
22  Yeah, so I was just telling Mr Glover that the fish are biting down there this afternoon.
23  All that stuff about catching giant fish was just a bit of poetic licence.
24  The little boy caught a fish.
25  Venture a small fish to catch a great one.
26  They catch the fish by spearing them.
27  Dolphins often get tangled in the nets that are used to catch tuna fish.
28  It became fashionable to eat certain kinds of fish.
29  These fish are highly variable in color and pattern.
30  Milk, oily fish and egg all contain vitamin D.