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 Meanings and Examples of FOUR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
four
 n.  a number that is one more than three
 n.  the fourth in a set or series
Classic Sentence: (110 in 8 pages)
1  I was thinkin'" answered Ben, "as I'd warrant tha's, gone up three or four pound this week.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  Tom's "real Barlow" was out at once, and he had not dug four inches before he struck wood.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  I tried for the hooks three or four times, but somehow I couldn't make it work.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III.
4  WELL, three or four months run along, and it was well into the winter now.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV.
5  The water was three or four foot deep on the island in the low places and on the Illinois bottom.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
6  Jim was laid up for four days and nights.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
7  This second night we run between seven and eight hours, with a current that was making over four mile an hour.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII.
8  I was floating along, of course, four or five miles an hour; but you don't ever think of that.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
9  She had four long sweeps at each end, so we judged she carried as many as thirty men, likely.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
10  "I got up at four o'clock," she said.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
11  Them rapscallions took in four hundred and sixty-five dollars in that three nights.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII.
12  'With all my heart,' said the cock: so they all four went on jollily together.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS
13  Then the woman served up four different things, roast meat, salad, cakes, and wine.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
14  The aged king ordered the cook to be torn in four pieces, but grief consumed the king's own heart, and he soon died.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE PINK
15  Soon in came buyers, who paid him handsomely for his goods, so that he bought leather enough for four pair more.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
Example Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
16  Paula is the only artist to achieve four number ones from a debut album.
17  A box has a top, a bottom and four sides.
18  She ran four circuits of the track.
19  There were four of us, so we divided the orange into quarters and each ate a piece.
20  The news programme goes out four times a week at peak time.
21  There are four basic alternatives; they are described briefly below.
22  An explosion at a chemical plant has left one worker dead and four injured.
23  The association meets four times a year.
24  The Fund awards four scholarships every year.
25  In this job you get four weeks holiday / vacation a year.
26  The riot was precipitated when four black men were arrested.
27  You won't catch me at work after four o'clock.
28  There was a choice of four prizes, and the winner could select one of them.
29  There is a choice of four different colours.
30  This group is the least likely of the four to win.