GAUGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GAUGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  measuring instrument; measure or judge
Classic Sentence:
1  I satisfied myself that it was a cab and not a private carriage by the narrow gauge of the wheels.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  I thoroughly gauged his disposition from his behaviour, and saw at once it would be folly to attempt humouring him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  Through history, the powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In I
4  Incommunicative as he was, some time elapsed before I had an opportunity of gauging his mind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
5  In gauging fathomless deeps with his little mean excise-rod, and in staggering over the universe with his rusty stiff-legged compasses, he had meant to do great things.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
6  The man stared fixedly at the polished skull which directed the affairs of Crosbie & Alleyne, gauging its fragility.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Example Sentence:
1  A petrol gauge shows the amount of petrol left in a car.
2  Retail sales are a gauge of consumer spending.
3  The instrument can gauge a distance with the push of a button.
4  It was difficult to gauge how people would respond.
5  We are a leading Auto gauge and Auto meter manufacturer.
6  Even the consumer price index, the government's main gauge of inflation, stomped the average stock fund.
7  He gauged the wind at over thirty knots.