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 Meanings and Examples of IMITATE
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imitate
 v.  copy the actions, appearance, or speech of; use or follow something from a model
Classic Sentence: (83 in 6 pages)
1  I can't imitate him, and so I ain't a-going to try to; but he really done it pretty good.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV.
2  He was soon able to imitate the gait and manner of everyone in the street.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
3  The aperture of the rock had been closed with stones, then this stucco had been applied, and painted to imitate granite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
4  My servants seem to imitate those you sometimes see in a play, who, because they have only a word or two to say, aquit themselves in the most awkward manner possible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
5  They knew what they liked, and were not always trying to imitate other people.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
6  are intended to imitate the hues of the wood, with a view to.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
7  In such circumstances, common prudence dictated that Heyward and his companions should imitate a caution that proceeded from so intelligent a source.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
8  The beast still continued its rolling, and apparently untiring movements, though its ludicrous attempt to imitate the melody of David ceased the instant the latter abandoned the field.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
9  She thought her the model of all excellence and endeavoured to imitate her phraseology and manners, so that even now she often reminds me of her.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
10  Sometimes I tried to imitate the pleasant songs of the birds but was unable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  She saw that Kitty did not merely imitate Varenka in her conduct, but unconsciously imitated her in her manner of walking, of talking, of blinking her eyes.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 33
12  Some one wanted to learn to imitate your writing, and had to procure a specimen of it first.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
13  But in the interval the rogue had learned to imitate you, and his position was therefore secure, as I presume that nobody in the office had ever set eyes upon you.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
14  It is a very easy complaint to imitate.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
15  Ilyin tried to imitate Rostov in everything and adored him as a girl might have done.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  I can't imitate him, and so I am not going to try to; but he has really done it pretty good.
2  Many performers imitate Noel Coward, but few have his panache and sense of style.
3  To imitate fine silver, British potteries began making pieces like this lusterware coffeepot in the early nineteenth century.
4  The stage was designed to imitate a prison cell.
5  Children always imitate the example of adults.
6  Decide what you want to do; don't just imitate others.
7  Dressed in a white costume meant to imitate an adult crane, Putin was taking part in a project to teach the endangered birds who were raised in captivity to follow the aircraft on their southern migration to Central Asia.
8  Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.
9  Their version of jazz funk is a pale imitation of the real thing.
10  No man ever yet became great by imitation.
11  They discussed important issues in imitation of their elders.
12  The imitation hardly matches up to the original.
13  This latest production is a pale imitation of the original.
14  That's not an original Rembrandt, it's an imitation.
15  You talk like an Englishman, DON'T you? It's the worst imitation I ever heard.