GRANITE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GRANITE
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granite
 n.  common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz; unyielding endurance
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  or whom he could hold entranced before a ledge of granite thrusting up through the fern while he unrolled the huge panorama of the ice age, and the long dim stretches of succeeding time.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  The face of the town was set against her as stonily as granite.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  She went up the walk somehow, the arm she was holding as hard and steady as granite, communicating to her some courage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
5  At the mention of Ashley's name, Scarlett's heart stood still, cold as granite within her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
6  The jolly tombstone-yard, where a utilitarian sculptor in a red calfskin overcoat whistled as he hammered the shiniest of granite headstones.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  Champollion deciphered the wrinkled granite hieroglyphics.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
8  So they drove downtown and stopped before an imposing granite building, in which they interviewed an official, who had the papers all ready, with only the names to be filled in.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  Before them there loomed an enormous granite pile, set far back from the street, and occupying a whole block.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
10  Upon the right and left, I was walled in by granite warehouses of the widest dimensions, stowed to their utmost capacity with the necessaries and comforts of life.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  It made a mad enthusiasm that, it seemed, would be incapable of checking itself before granite and brass.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
12  It was of no use to batter themselves against granite.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
13  It is the granite formation, which lies deepest, and rises out, even to the tops of the highest mountains.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
14  Still steadily rising, we passed over a narrow granite bridge and skirted a noisy stream which gushed swiftly down, foaming and roaring amid the gray boulders.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
15  The lodge was a ruin of black granite and bared ribs of rafters, but facing it was a new building, half constructed, the first fruit of Sir Charles's South African gold.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Example Sentence:
1  I waded knee-deep in its dark growth; I turned with its turnings, and finding a moss-blackened granite crag in a hidden angle, I sat down under it.
2  What do you do if your suspect your granite is radioactive?