GRANDPARENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GRANDPARENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
grandparent
 n.  a parent of your father or mother
Classic Sentence:
1  Then in a shy avalanche arrived the entire aristocracy of Gopher Prairie: all persons engaged in a profession, or earning more than twenty-five hundred dollars a year, or possessed of grandparents born in America.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  In the Minneapolis station the crowd of lumberjacks, farmers, and Swedish families with innumerous children and grandparents and paper parcels, their foggy crowding and their clamor confused her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents, who lived in Nebraska.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
4  The first time I deceived my grandparents I felt rather shabby, perhaps even the second time, but I soon ceased to think about it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
5  Whenever my grandparents had misgivings, and began to wonder whether I was not too young to go off to college alone, Mrs. Harling took up my cause vigorously.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
6  I told her about the feeling of her father's presence I had on that winter day when my grandparents had gone over to see his dead body and I was left alone in the house.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
7  I went home to my grandparents for a few weeks, and afterward visited my relatives in Virginia until I joined Cleric in Boston.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
8  My grandparents looked very little older.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: I
9  SOON AFTER I GOT home that summer, I persuaded my grandparents to have their photographs taken, and one morning I went into the photographer's shop to arrange for sittings.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: II
10  As he surveyed the rooms he felt strongly disinclined for the alterations which would have to be made in the time-honoured furnishing of his parents and grandparents, to suit Eustacia's modern ideas.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
11  The face was turned half-round, and the effect was that of one of those black silhouettes which our grandparents loved to frame.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Example Sentence:
1  They set off in a private plane from California anticipating a happy family ski trip to Montana - a rendezvous with grandparents.
2  Both his grandparents were buried here.
3  The court decided that it was in the girl's best interests to remain with her grandparents.
4  His visits gave his grandparents such pleasure.