FORBIDDING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORBIDDING
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 a.  prohibitive; harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  Oozing out from every drab wall, she felt a forbidding spirit which she could never conquer.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
2  The interior walls of unpainted boards, which had been grateful in August, were forbidding in the chill.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
3  The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
4  Magua shook his head, forbidding the repetition of offers he so much despised.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
5  Rosa made a quick forbidding gesture; but she took a step into the room.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  The one point that was forbidding about this reddleman was his colour.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
7  He was not a popular man, being somewhat cold and forbidding in his manners, but he had, as far as I know, no active enemies.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  I approached and knocked at the door, which was instantly opened by a tall, gaunt woman with a harsh, forbidding face.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
9  As we approached the forbidding and squalid inn, with the sign of a game-cock above the door, Holmes gave a sudden groan, and clutched me by the shoulder to save himself from falling.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  I awakened Weena, and we went down into the wood, now green and pleasant instead of black and forbidding.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
11  She got up with a headache, was unable to talk, and unwilling to take any nourishment; giving pain every moment to her mother and sisters, and forbidding all attempt at consolation from either.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16
12  "Lord forbidding is pious, but not to the purpose," returned Mr. Jaggers.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVIII
13  He was highly popular, and I found that he took the familiar department of Mr. Jaggers's business; though something of the state of Mr. Jaggers hung about him too, forbidding approach beyond certain limits.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXII
14  His face was ugly and forbidding, as Anna had never seen him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 9
15  Madame Odintsov looked at him twice, not stealthily, but straight in the face, which was bilious and forbidding, with downcast eyes, and contemptuous determination stamped on every feature, and thought: 'No.'
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Parliament has passed an Act forbidding the killing of rare animals.
2  Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
3  A rock face, so forbidding from a distance, shows fracture lines from close up: nothing is forever, everything changes.
4  The court has issued an injunction forbidding them to strike for a month.
5  In the cold dawn light, the castle looked stark and forbidding.
6  She obtained a restraining order forbidding her partner from seeing their two children.
7  Concealed by a forbidding row of security guards, the pop-star left the building.
8  "The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons was abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war." Obama said.
9  Once the rover touches down, the crew will see the landscape through the machine's eyes only. These trips into the forbidding desert help them to develop a gut sense of the Martian terrain.
10  I forbid anyone to touch that clock.
11  They forbid any ships to enter the water.
12  My sense of tact would forbid an honest answer to you.
13  The doctor forbids him to smoke.
14  The Church's canon law forbids remarriage of divorced persons.
15  Brazil's constitution forbids the military use of nuclear energy.