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 v.  crush; scrape; reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  The days seemed to grind by, with curious painfulness, yet nothing happened.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
2  She had to work the thing herself, grind her own coffee.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
3  Amid the droning of the wind there had come the stamping of a horse's hoofs, and the long grind of a wheel as it rasped against the curb.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  One was so blinded by the light that he came straight for me, and I felt his bones grind under the blow of my fist.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
5  It's this way, you see: I've had a pretty steady grind of it these last years, working up my social position.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
6  She was noticeable equally in the classroom grind and at dances, though out of the three hundred students of Blodgett, scores recited more accurately and dozens Bostoned more smoothly.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  I'll never settle down and grind if I stay here.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
8  but at that point he would stamp, or grind his teeth, and clench his fists.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  When petitioners used to come for information to the table at which I sat, I used to grind my teeth at them, and felt intense enjoyment when I succeeded in making anybody unhappy.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: I
10  I might even be genuinely touched, though probably I should grind my teeth at myself afterwards and lie awake at night with shame for months after.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: I
11  I don't much wonder, poor dear, for you see other girls having splendid times, while you grind, grind, year in and year out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
12  There were twelve miller-women whose business it was to grind wheat and barley which are the staff of life.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
13  I forgot to mention that he would talk to himself sometimes, and grin, and clench his fist, and grind his teeth, and pull his hair in an unaccountable manner.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
14  Please don't grind your teeth, Henry.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
15  But the Brute said in his breast, "Till the mills I grind."
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The animal has teeth that grind its food into a pulp.
2  Having to type up my handwritten work was a real grind.
3  A mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
4  The bones begin to grind against each other, leading to pain and deformity.
5  Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small.
6  The daily grind of government is done by Her Majesty's Civil Service.
7  Don't let the bastards grind you down.
8  Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
9  Store the peppercorns in an airtight container and grind the pepper as you need it.
10  Mills of God grind slowly but sure.
11  The mills of God grind slowly but sure.
12  He planned to grind the spices in a mortar.
13  Civil war in the Sudan has been grinding on for nine years.
14  Most of the population lives in grinding poverty.
15  Its mouth is full of low, flat, grinding teeth like the smooth dogfish, but the spiny dogfish also possesses an extra set of small, very sharp teeth.