IMPORT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPORT
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import
 v.  bring in from another country
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ethan knew the word for one of exceptional import.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  Scarlett had rejoined Maybelle and Mrs. Meade before the import of his last words broke upon her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  Scarlett hardly heard his words, certainly their full import went over her head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
4  At first she did not grasp the full import of the situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
5  A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
6  The elder Mohican heard with deep gravity, and appeared to ponder on his words, as though he felt the importance of their import.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
7  In a very few moments he returned, his face reddened with vexation, while he muttered his disappointment in words of no very gentle import.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
8  The youth felt instant panic at this question, although at first its full import was not borne in upon him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  The tyrant observed the whisper, and conjectured its import, though he could not hear what was said; and he inwardly strengthened himself in his determination to keep the power he possessed over his victim.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  The two men-at-arms, with whom Albert Malvoisin had not failed to communicate upon the import of their testimony, were now called forward.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  The listener's proverbial fate was not absolutely hers; she had heard no evil of herself, but she had heard a great deal of very painful import.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  And yet there were indications there, had they not been overlaid by other details which concealed their true import.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
13  For a moment I was staggered, though the import of his gesture was plain enough.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
14  At first I was puzzled by all these strange fruits, and by the strange flowers I saw, but later I began to perceive their import.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
15  Putting things together, I reached a strong suggestion of an extensive system of subterranean ventilation, whose true import it was difficult to imagine.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
Example Sentence: (95 in 7 pages)
16  These issues now assume even greater importance.
17  The trivial upsets of daily living assume importance but the big tragedies they take in their stride.
18  Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive and widely effective mode of saying things, and hence its importance.
19  His speech emphasized the importance of attracting industry to the town.
20  The fur trade now exceeded timber in importance.
21  Her health is what matters - the cost of the treatment is of secondary importance.
22  A lot of Latin-American officials are stressing the symbolic importance of the trip.
23  He did not understand the importance of this question.
24  The railways were of crucial importance in opening up the American West.
25  In Western eyes, Iraq is a major power in an area of great strategic importance.
26  The care of the environment is of prime importance.
27  This distinction is of absolutely central importance.
28  He arrogated to himself at certain importance.
29  She arrogated to herself a certain importance.
30  Foreign trade is of critical importance to the economy.