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 Meanings and Examples of GREAT
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great
 a.  large in amount, size, or degree
 a.  of major significance or importance, extreme
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The wind, which had fallen in the south, now rose with great violence in the west.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
2  Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  When younger," said he, "I believed myself destined for some great enterprise.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
4  It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  If he'd of lived he'd of been a great man.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
6  It was no great distance, in those days, from the prison door to the market-place.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
7  He won it indeed, in great part, by his sorrows.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
8  The great vault brightened, like the dome of an immense lamp.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
9  So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
10  But Edward had no turn for great men or barouches.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
11  She had great satisfaction in replying that she was going into Devonshire.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
12  Marianne turned away in great confusion.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
13  Elinor saw, with great uneasiness the low spirits of her friend.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
14  That was a great deal too smart for me.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
15  Yes, a great while; ever since my sister married.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Virtue is a jewel of great price.
17  It instances in a great author.
18  According to Mick, it's a great movie.
19  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
20  Flower - arranging has become a great craze in Suffolk.
21  The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.
22  The variable weather is a great trial to me.
23  He went to great trouble to make his guests comfortable.
24  The great fish ear up the small.
25  I must say that bad news disquiet me a great deal.
26  Video games demand great manual dexterity.
27  We anticipate great pleasure from our visit to London.
28  To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
29  A great ship asks deep water.
30  He caught the ball with great dexterity.