GIRTH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GIRTH
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girth
 n.  distance around something; circumference; size; bulk
Classic Sentence:
1  In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter colour, approaching to olive.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  In shape, he differs in some degree from the Huzza Porpoise, being of a less rotund and jolly girth; indeed, he is of quite a neat and gentleman-like figure.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  And what is still more, for many feet after emerging from the brain's cavity, the spinal cord remains of an undecreasing girth, almost equal to that of the brain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
4  For, suspended in those watery vaults, floated the forms of the nursing mothers of the whales, and those that by their enormous girth seemed shortly to become mothers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
5  One of these little infants, that from certain queer tokens seemed hardly a day old, might have measured some fourteen feet in length, and some six feet in girth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  It took but a few moments to release the gases pent up in the poor beast, and the two women heard the rush of wind and saw the roan visibly diminish in girth.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
7  I cannot guess," answered De Bracy, "nor did I think there had been within the four seas that girth Britain a champion that could bear down these five knights in one day's jousting.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as a.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I
9  The Cossacks were untying their horses and tightening their saddle girths.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER X
10  The men rapidly picked out their horses in the semidarkness, tightened their saddle girths, and formed companies.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XI
11  Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XI
12  Yet, even at this disadvantage, the Templar sustained his high reputation; and had not the girths of his saddle burst, he might not have been unhorsed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Pick a Christmas tree that suits your family: large in girth.