HOSTILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HOSTILE
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hostile
 a.  unfriendly and not liking something; showing the disposition of an enemy
Classic Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
1  She had to live it and it was too brutal, too hostile, for her even to try to gloss over its harshness with a smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  And she had only a sick elderly husband and this dirty, piddling, little store between her and a hostile world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Sue had been the cause of her father's death, whether she intended it or not, and she should have the decency to control herself in front of the hostile neighbors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  He looked so like a damned soul waiting judgment-- so like a child in a suddenly hostile world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
5  It also seems to me that such scratches in the whale are probably made by hostile contact with other whales; for I have most remarked them in the large, full-grown bulls of the species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
6  Jurgis would have spoken again, but the policeman had seized him by the collar and was twisting it, and a second policeman was making for him with evidently hostile intentions.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 17
7  A moment later he looked around and saw Jurgis, and their eyes met; it was a hostile glance, the boy evidently thinking that the other had suspicions of the snowball.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  There was the same cold, hostile stare that he had had from the boss of the fertilizer mill.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  Then Jurgis slowly and warily approached him; he took out the bill, and fumbled it for a moment, while the man stared at him with hostile eyes across the counter.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
10  A wide and apparently an impervious boundary of forests severed the possessions of the hostile provinces of France and England.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
11  Forts were erected at the different points that commanded the facilities of the route, and were taken and retaken, razed and rebuilt, as victory alighted on the hostile banners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
12  The flash of rifles was then quick and close between them, but either party was too well skilled to leave even a limb exposed to the hostile aim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
13  As he approached the buildings, his steps become more deliberate, and his vigilant eye suffered no sign, whether friendly or hostile, to escape him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
14  He was, in truth, their ruler; and, so long as he could maintain his popularity, no monarch could be more despotic, especially while the tribe continued in a hostile country.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
15  They lifted their eyes every chance to the smoke-wreathed hillock from whence the hostile battery addressed them.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  In general, reliability is the ability of a system to perform its functions in routine circumstances, as well as hostile or unexpected circumstances.
17  Although there is no overt hostility, black and white students do not mix much.
18  What annoys me about these people is their unthinking hostility to anything foreign or unfamiliar.
19  Her attitude towards me oscillated between friendship and hostility.
20  Humour was his only weapon against their hostility.
21  These measures will perpetuate the hostility between the two groups.
22  There was open hostility between the two schools.
23  The last decade has witnessed a serious rise in the levels of racism and hostility to Black and ethnic groups.
24  The prime minister was concerned that such a move would arouse public hostility.
25  There is hostility among traditionalists to this method of teaching history.
26  They eyed each other with open hostility.
27  This opposition may take one of the forms already described, some other forms which have been overlooked, but the root of the hostility is the same in all.
28  There must be, in spite of all indifference and hostility of nature to human interests, some congruity of nature with man or life could not exist.
29  Behind Iran's overtures to Washington lie pent-up pressures for change - from sanctions and internal dissent to regional turmoil - that are shaping a rare chance to end decades of hostility.
30  Both sides are now working towards a suspension of hostilities.