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 Meanings and Examples of FLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fly
 v.  move in or pass through the air with wings
 v.  float, wave, or soar in the air
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The old ones turn em out o their nest an make em fly an they're scattered before you know it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  She could fly into a passion without making a noise.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  One day the robin remembered that when he himself had been made to learn to fly by his parents he had done much the same sort of thing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
4  But then she said indulgently that humans were always more clumsy and slow than Eggs and most of them never seemed really to learn to fly at all.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
5  He saw birds come and dip their heads to drink in it and then flick their wings and fly away.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  But with the closing sentence his hand began to curve and steal forward; and the instant the "Amen" was out the fly was a prisoner of war.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  His soul did from this cold world fly.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
8  Than fly to others that we know not of.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
9  So then I got a shovel, and then we picked and shoveled, turn about, and made the fur fly.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
10  "Well then let the bird fly," said the Princess; and she positively refused to see the Prince.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SWINEHERD
11  It is, no doubt, cold enough in your woods, but there at least is the breath of liberty; therefore fly away.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
12  So then they thought they would fly up to the sky, and have a joke there.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
13  And now we are by the smithy, where the fire is blazing, and where the half-naked men are banging with their hammers till the sparks fly about.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE ELDERBUSH
14  When the moon came they set out, but they found no crumbs, for the many thousands of birds which fly about in the woods and fields had picked them all up.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In HANSEL AND GRETEL
15  The bird's duty was to fly daily into the wood and bring in fuel; the mouse fetched the water, and the sausage saw to the cooking.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
Example Sentence: (161 in 11 pages)
16  I wish I could be a fly on the wall when they discuss my future.
17  Everybody can fly without wings when they hold on to their dreams.
18  Don't fly till you wings are feathered.
19  The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweet.
20  Into a shut mouth flies fly not.
21  When the heart is afire, some sparks will fly out at the mouth.
22  Birds can fly with their wings.
23  They let fly a shower of arrows.
24  Harry had considerable success dapping with the natural fly.
25  A bird's wings enable it to fly.
26  The company paid for the minister to fly out to Australia on a freebie.
27  Paper plane fly farther take away my heart.
28  Birds' wings enable them to fly.
29  There is a fly on her loose coil of hair.
30  A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.