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 Meanings and Examples of GENERATION
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generation
 n.  all offspring at same stage from common ancestor; interval of time between the birth of parents and their offspring
Classic Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
1  For her generation the newspaper was a book; and, as her father-in-law had dropped the Times, she took it and read: "A horse with a green tail."
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  Later, another generation had planted fruit trees, which in time had spread their arms widely across the red orange weathered brick.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
3  endlessly old, built up of layers of disillusion, going down in him generation after generation, like geological strata; and at the same time he was forlorn like a child.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these great, dynamic words were half dead now, and dying from day to day.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
5  Connie felt again the tightness, niggardliness of the men of her generation.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  Her face was averted, and she was crying blindly, in all the anguish of her generation's forlornness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
7  The younger generation were utterly unconscious of the old England.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
8  I tell you, every generation breeds a more rabbity generation, with india rubber tubing for guts and tin legs and tin faces.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
9  "Every generation has its improvements," said Miss Crawford, with a smile, to Edmund.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  During that time I have lived happily at Horsham, and I had begun to hope that this curse had passed away from the family, and that it had ended with the last generation.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
12  Yet may we shelter ourselves in the infinite goodness of Providence, which would not forever punish the innocent beyond that third or fourth generation which is threatened in Holy Writ.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
13  If each generation die and leave ghosts, he argued, the world at last will get overcrowded with them.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
14  On both their mother's and their father's side they were Georgians, north Georgians, only a generation away from pioneers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  But Atlanta was of her own generation, crude with the crudities of youth and as headstrong and impetuous as herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (146 in 10 pages)
16  Like most of my generation, I had never known a war.
17  She has nothing but scorn for the new generation of politicians.
18  My generation have grown up without the experience of a world war.
19  People of my generation who lived through World War II have vivid memories of confusion and incompetence.
20  She ranks above any other musician of her generation.
21  Writers like him belong to a different generation.
22  They are a lost generation in search of an identity.
23  She was one of the best tennis players of her generation.
24  Natural selection ensures only the fittest survive to pass their genes on to the next generation.
25  Books are treasure banks storing wisdom passed down from generation to generation.
26  These new ideas are penetrating into the minds of the younger generation.
27  Japan has announced plans for a sharp rise in its nuclear power generation.
28  She was widely reckoned the best actress of her generation.
29  A number of institutions revered and respected in earlier times have become Aunt Sally for the present generation.
30  These jewels have been passed down in our family from generation to generation for hundreds of years.