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hoard
 v.  stockpile; accumulate for future use
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  At my behest the miser leaves his hoard untouched; at peace the mother sees her children play.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
2  She went upstairs and took from a locked drawer a little box, out of which she poured a hoard of broad unworn guineas that had lain there many a year.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
3  At all events, his hoard had been reduced by various local levies to the sum of one hundred and nine francs fifteen sous, which had been counted out to him on his departure.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
4  Society, the State, by diminishing his hoard, had robbed him wholesale.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
5  His tone and look assured her he had not been the discoverer of the hoard.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  She had her little cotton, she had food, she had a horse, she had her small but treasured hoard of money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  And indeed it was a foolish thing, as well as dishonest, to hoard up more than he could make use of.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  It would bring a little in Confederate money and that little would help her to save the hoarded greenbacks and gold in the Yankee's wallet until they had to be spent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
9  Half of what she made every month went to Will at Tara, part to Rhett to repay his loan and the rest she hoarded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Pirate gold isn't a thing to be hoarded or utilized.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
11  Yes, they barred the music, and massed and hoarded; and prevented what was fluid from overflowing.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
12  "I hoarded it to purchase my freedom," said Gurth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
13  She also allowed her to roam about the great house, and examine the curious and pretty things stored away in the big wardrobes and the ancient chests, for Aunt March hoarded like a magpie.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
14  He had hoarded, all these years, I found, to good purpose.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
15  Pygmalion's hoarded wealth is borne overseas; a woman leads the work.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
Example Sentence:
1  The miser's aim is to amass and hoard as much gold as possible.
2  Whenever there are rumors of a food shortage, many people are tempted to hoard food.
3  They've begun to hoard food and gaso-line and save their money.