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 Meanings and Examples of IDENTITY
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 n.  exact sameness; fact of being who, what a person or thing is; a close similarity
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  Having, however, at last, satisfied himself as to his identity, the man's surprise changed to consternation.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  It was Budge the publican; but so disguised that even cronies who drank with him nightly failed to recognize him; and a little titter of enquiry as to his identity ran about among the villagers.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
3  Alone she preserved unashamed her identity, and faced without blinking herself.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
4  'It's a simple question of identity, you will observe,' said the doctor.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
5  Of the identity between the lady's voice and that of the melancholy mummer he had not a moment's doubt.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
6  And now, Watson, it only remains for us to find out by wire the identity of the cabman, No.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
7  When Mortimer told me your name he could not deny your identity.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
8  I was able to establish the identity of the man and the woman and knew at last exactly how I stood.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
9  There were no footmarks and no other evidence as to his identity.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Even Bettsbridge or Shadd's Falls would not have been sufficiently aware of her, and in the greater cities which attracted Ethan she would have suffered a complete loss of identity.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
11  Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
12  There is a deal of obscurity concerning the identity of the species thus multitudinously baptised.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
13  But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  These were his prominent features; the tokens whereby, even in the limitless, uncharted seas, he revealed his identity, at a long distance, to those who knew him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
15  As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me, her identity stronger.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  They are still struggling to establish their identity as a political party.
17  Police are still trying to establish the identity of the dead man.
18  Protecting yourself from identity theft is a matter of treating all your personal and financial documents as top secret information.
19  They are a lost generation in search of an identity.
20  The net result of the long police investigation is that the identity of the killer is still a complete mystery.
21  The independence movement sought to unify the country with a national identity built around a common language.
22  Scotland has never lost its identity as a separate nation.
23  For some people, becoming a parent can bring on an identity crisis.
24  He had to conceal his identity to escape the police.
25  The police held an identity parade.
26  On presentation of the relevant identity documents you may collect your property.
27  He changed his identity and moved abroad on his release from prison.
28  The community has a religious rather than a racial identity.
29  I cannot reveal the identity of my source.
30  The journalist did not want to reveal the identity of his informant.