FOREIGN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FOREIGN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
foreign
 a.  belonging or connected to a country that is not your own
Classic Sentence: (148 in 10 pages)
1  His hair was jet black, and his black mustache was small and closely clipped, almost foreign looking compared with the dashing, swooping mustaches of the cavalrymen near by.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  There was a gentleness foreign to him in both hand and voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
3  But the forceful words she uttered were foreign to Melanie who seldom voiced an opinion at all and never an unkind word.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
4  Trouble enough with these foreign farmers; if you don't watch these Swedes they turn socialist or populist or some fool thing on you in a minute.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  They saw the Grand Canyon, the adobe walls of Sante Fe and, in a drive from El Paso into Mexico, their first foreign land.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
7  But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
8  But all this might remain inadequately estimated, were not something said here of the peculiar usages of whaling-vessels when meeting each other in foreign seas, and especially on a common cruising-ground.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
9  While other hulls are loaded down with alien stuff, to be transferred to foreign wharves; the world-wandering whale-ship carries no cargo but herself and crew, their weapons and their wants.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  The delicate side-fins, and the palms of his flukes, still freshly retained the plaited crumpled appearance of a baby's ears newly arrived from foreign parts.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  I pricked up my ears, for it was positively the first time I had ever heard a foreign tongue.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
12  He led us to a hitching-bar where two farm-wagons were tied, and I saw the foreign family crowding into one of them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
13  One result of this family solidarity was that the foreign farmers in our county were the first to become prosperous.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
14  Jelinek kept rye bread on hand and smoked fish and strong imported cheeses to please the foreign palate.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
15  Even after she learned to speak English readily, there was always something impulsive and foreign in her speech.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
Example Sentence: (164 in 11 pages)
16  The texts still contained an important difference on the issue of maximum overall foreign troop deployments allowed to the two military blocs.
17  They are dependent upon importation from foreign countries for cotton and grain.
18  The president has been accused of failing to articulate an overall vision in foreign affairs.
19  They settled with a foreign firm last week.
20  Most foreign trading companies in West Africa deals in rubber, cocoa and vegetable oil.
21  I'm an outsider, the only foreign woman in the group.
22  They believe that the European Community needs a common foreign and security policy.
23  There was a thriving black market in foreign currency.
24  The government is eager to attract foreign capital.
25  The foreign ministers are meeting in the splendour of Oktyabrskaya Hotel in central Moscow.
26  Chinese economic and trade exhibitions have promoted the exchange of the advanced techniques with foreign countries.
27  She teaches foreign students Chinese.
28  The whole concept of democracy, she claimed, was utterly foreign to the present government.
29  Several important milestones in foreign policy have been passed by this Congress and they can be chalked up as major accomplishments.
30  Spain was the first foreign country she had visited.