IMITATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMITATION
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imitation
 n.  copying the actions of someone else; emulation
Classic Sentence: (83 in 6 pages)
1  And as for France, that weak imitation of Napoleon is far too busy establishing the French in Mexico to be bothered with us.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  Seeing Gerald's puzzled hurt face, she patted his knee again and managed an imitation of the pert smile he used to love.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Then, you certainly gave a good imitation of it--up till tonight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
4  Scarlett, when you are forty-five, perhaps you will know what I'm talking about and then perhaps you, too, will be tired of imitation gentry and shoddy manners and cheap emotions.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
5  His companions were yelping in imitation of coyotes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  But she put her arm about his waist, her sleek head by his chest; she tugged at him; she clicked her tongue in imitation of Kennicott's cheerful noises.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  Today, in reeking early August, she wore a man's cap, a skinny fur like a dead cat, a necklace of imitation pearls, a scabrous satin blouse, and a thick cloth skirt hiked up in front.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  Erik had been seen in flannels and an imitation panama hat, playing on the abandoned court with Willis Woodford, the clerk in Stowbody's bank.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  In a word, whatever may be said, I do not find there a true imitation of nature.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXV
10  Out of a similar sideboard, properly draped with white napery and imitation lace, the Bishop had constructed the altar which decorated his oratory.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
11  They could only place at his disposal a wretched village sacristy, with a few ancient chasubles of threadbare damask adorned with imitation lace.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
12  Blachevelle seemed to have been created expressly to carry Favourite's single-bordered, imitation India shawl of Ternaux's manufacture, on his arm on Sundays.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOUR AND FOUR
13  had had for its special industry the imitation of English jet and the black glass trinkets of Germany.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE HISTORY OF A PROGRESS IN BLACK GLASS TRINKE...
14  He had chosen this work, he said, because the declamatory style was framed in imitation of the Eastern authors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  'Angry,' I answered, with an involuntary imitation of his dark frown.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.
2  Their version of jazz funk is a pale imitation of the real thing.
3  No man ever yet became great by imitation.
4  They discussed important issues in imitation of their elders.
5  The imitation hardly matches up to the original.
6  This latest production is a pale imitation of the original.
7  That's not an original Rembrandt, it's an imitation.
8  You talk like an Englishman, DON'T you? It's the worst imitation I ever heard.
9  An expert was needed to authenticate the original Van Gogh painting, distinguishing it from its imitation.
10  One hundred dollars for a genuine imitation Rolex watch! Lady, this is a paltry sum to pay for such a high-class piece of jewelry.
11  Your childish name calling reminds us all that vulgarity is a weak man's imitation of strength.
12  As he told a story, he often imitated the players, speaking in flawless dialect.
13  Like potato washing, it was soon imitated by other macaques in the troop.
14  I can't imitate him, and so I am not going to try to; but he has really done it pretty good.
15  Many performers imitate Noel Coward, but few have his panache and sense of style.