HARMFUL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HARMFUL
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 a.  damaging; noxious; detrimental; dangerous
Classic Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
1  And most of them are harmful, especially the women.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER X
2  He will not hinder anything useful nor allow anything harmful.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVI
3  You can understand that there are reasons for this and that I could not have exiled the Postmaster had he not been a harmful person.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XI
4  It was impossible to take bread and clothes from our hungry and indispensable soldiers to give to the French who, though not harmful, or hated, or guilty, were simply unnecessary.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
5  The activity of Alexander or of Napoleon cannot be called useful or harmful, for it is impossible to say for what it was useful or harmful.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER I
6  He looked on this spiritual exercise as a harmful and dangerous abuse of the fancy.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 8
7  "To enter into all the details of your feelings I have no right, and besides, I regard that as useless and even harmful," began Alexey Alexandrovitch.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 9
8  The schools are no good to me, but positively harmful, as I told you.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 3
9  And the fact in itself still seemed harmless enough; only it was a fertile source of harmful complications.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  I went round, suspecting no harm, and the next thing I knew, this young man here had the bracelets on my wrists, and as neatly snackled as ever I saw in my life.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  I am quite sure that you can mitigate in no other way the wrong and harm you have done.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
12  "A cup of wine will do thee no harm," he added, filling and handing to the swineherd a richer drought than Gurth had ever before tasted.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  She waited; and he had another try, doing more harm than good.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  As Mr. Rushworth is to act too, there can be no harm.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  If he could so command his affections, hers should do her no harm.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
16  The pesticide is chemicals which farmers put on their crops to kill harmful insects.
17  They might well be prepared to do you harm in order to achieve their purpose.
18  Hard work never did anyone any harm.
19  A few late nights never did anyone any harm.
20  The treatment they gave him did him more harm than good.
21  Don't worry, we'll see that the children come to no harm.
22  Both deny conspiring to cause actual bodily harm.
23  The court case will do serious harm to my business.
24  It is good to beware by other men's harm.
25  Harm watch, harm catch.
26  The move would cause irreparable harm to the organization.
27  He was clearly intent on inflicting serious harm on someone.
28  At first, the drug does no harm, but cumulatively its effects are bad.
29  He accused foreign nations of having a hidden agenda to harm French influence.
30  Most teachers hold that students will come to no great harm if they go to a discotheque now and then.