IMPROVISE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPROVISE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
improvise
 v.  compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Lieutenants are crowned kings; superintendents improvise manufacturers out of themselves.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
2  He made haste to improvise an expedient to make her forget the oath.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
3  There is necessarily required a certain modicum of antiquity in a race, and the wrinkle of the centuries cannot be improvised.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
4  Blocks which were improvised like the rest and procured no one knows where.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
5  D'Artagnan explained the sword wound of his companion by a sortie which he improvised.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
6  At the noise Felton made in entering, Milady leaped lightly to the ground, and tried to conceal behind her the improvised cord she held in her hand.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 55 CAPTIVITY: THE FOURTH DAY
7  In a few minutes the train drew up beside an improvised wooden platform.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In ARABY
8  They waded waist-deep in the grass, in a compact body, bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
9  As in olden time, the words of these hymns were improvised by some leading minstrel of the religious band.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIV
10  As we then had no room large enough to accommodate all who would be present, the place of meeting was under a large improvised arbour, built partly of brush and partly of rough boards.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XII.
11  The count wished to go home, but Helene entreated him not to spoil her improvised ball, and the Rostovs stayed on.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIII
12  Their talk was nothing but improvisations on the theme: "I never did like this Haydock."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
13  Too much improvisation empties the mind in a stupid way.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
14  Here insurrection assumes the character of a plot; there of an improvisation.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
15  It was an improvisation of this sort that had slain Jean Prouvaire.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER
Example Sentence:
1  As you begin to compose, improvise on that melody and see where it naturally wants to take you.
2  If they let Lee improvise even one response, it could be devastating.
3  The church organist may improvise on a ground bass.
4  I hadn't prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise.
5  Marius and his fellow students hurriedly improvised a rough barricade to block police access to the students' quarter.
6  The villagers fortified the town hall, hoping this improvised bastion could protect them from the guerillas' raids.
7  The professor improvised a poem in the class.
8  Mr. Williams was known as an adept improviser who effortlessly switched between classical, jazz and pop styles.