GRIT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GRIT
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grit
 n.  sand or gravel; rough, hard particles; coarse part of meal; grain, as oats or wheat
Classic Sentence:
1  He had been thrown by the fellow's machine lightly on the cinder path and his spectacles had been broken in three pieces and some of the grit of the cinders had gone into his mouth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  I should not be here speaking to you as I am now if I did not believe you clean grit, right through to the very depths of your soul.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  It is just as that dear, good Professor Van Helsing said: he is true grit, and he improves under strain that would kill a weaker nature.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Of course I had no experience of a London summer day, and my spirits may have been oppressed by the hot exhausted air, and by the dust and grit that lay thick on everything.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
5  Her sore foot, forgotten in the excitement, now gave a tremendous throb that made her grit her teeth and shift her weight to the heel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  It was a daylight bird, chuckling over the substance and succulence of the day, over worms, snails, grit, even in sleep.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
Example Sentence:
1  A bit of grit had got into my eye.
2  Make sure both surfaces are free from dust and grit.
3  Brilliant teamwork and old fashioned grit got the team a last minute point.
4  As the lorry went past, I got an eyeful of grit.
5  I've got some grit / a piece of grit in my shoe.
6  The road had been covered with grit.
7  And quite frequently, dust in the air produces colored rain, like the red-tinted rain that dropped fine grit from the Sahara over southern England in 1968.
8  She kept her gaze level and her expression bland, but her teeth were gritted.