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 Meanings and Examples of FOUL
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foul
 n.  act that violates of the rules of a sport
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  The cries of the foul birds awoke the two sleepers who stared about them in bewilderment.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  "I think there's been foul play," said Poole, hoarsely.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
3  A creature so foul to look at, in her tatters, stains and splashes, but so much fouler than that in her moral infamy, that it was a shameful thing even to see her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
4  Their wearisome heads went up and down at the same rate, in hot weather and cold, wet weather and dry, fair weather and foul.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
5  But, God help me, I am old, and these foul onslaughts distract an aged man's brain.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  Yet, if thou canst, keep thee from the presence of the Grand Master, for to do foul scorn to our people is his morning and evening delight.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  The moon wouldn't be far enough, because even there you could look back and see the earth, dirty, beastly, unsavoury among all the stars: made foul by men.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
8  It indicates a spontaneous, Promethean rebelliousness against that fiat that this recurrent season shall bring foul times, cold darkness, misery and death.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
9  I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
10  And yet I need not tell you that my mind was far from at ease, and that I was well-nigh certain that some foul plot had been woven round him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
11  There is no reason whatever to suspect foul play, or to imagine that death could be from any but natural causes.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
12  Somewhere in the heart of the great Grimpen Mire, down in the foul slime of the huge morass which had sucked him in, this cold and cruel-hearted man is forever buried.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
13  Beside it were the crumbling remains of the cottages of the miners, driven away no doubt by the foul reek of the surrounding swamp.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
14  A horse so treated would develop a slight lameness, which would be put down to a strain in exercise or a touch of rheumatism, but never to foul play.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
15  But I know that there is foul play going on, and I want to help that unhappy man if I can.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  The police never caught him in any criminal activity but he eventually fell foul of the tax authorities.
2  Owners who allow their dogs to foul the footpath will be fined.
3  Fair words and foul deeds cheat wise men as well as fools.
4  The team can't afford to foul up in this game.
5  Don't cast out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
6  Cast not out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
7  Fair without but foul within.
8  The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet.
9  When the Labour party candidate didn't win the election, he cried foul and demanded a recount.
10  A fair face may hide a foul heart.
11  The report says it suspects foul play was involved in the deaths of two journalists.
12  No love is foul, no prison fair.
13  No love is foul, nor prison fair.
14  The police said they had no reason to suspect foul play.
15  In fair weather prepare for foul.