INCH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCH
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inch
 n.  a unit used for measuring length, equal to 2.54 centimetres
 v.  move very slowly
Classic Sentence: (130 in 9 pages)
1  And here he was now, stepping out of an elegant carriage and handing down a woman dressed within an inch of her life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  If we just stand together and don't give an inch to the Yankees, we'll win, some day.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  Others would say you were letting down bars that ought never be lowered one inch.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  "You're taking stitches an inch long," declared Pitty with some satisfaction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  Mammy had never yielded an inch from her stand that Rhett was a mule in horse harness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  The second principle of the crammed-Victorian school was that every inch of the interior must be filled with useless objects.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  Beneath an inch of water was a layer of ice, so that as they wavered with their suit-cases they slid and almost fell.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  They scuffled inch by inch for three blocks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  But no; there he was just where I had left him; he had not stirred an inch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
10  Upon each side of the Pequod's quarter deck, and pretty close to the mizzen shrouds, there was an auger hole, bored about half an inch or so, into the plank.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
12  But the predestinated mate coming still closer to him, where the Lakeman stood fixed, now shook the heavy hammer within an inch of his teeth; meanwhile repeating a string of insufferable maledictions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
13  The huge corpulence of that Hogarthian monster undulates on the surface, scarcely drawing one inch of water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
14  The whale-line is only two-thirds of an inch in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
15  The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  The bullet penetrated three inches into the wall.
17  A child can drown in only a few inches of water.
18  The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high.
19  It's a few inches beyond my reach.
20  His heart gave a little flutter as the ladder slipped a couple of inches.
21  I'm five feet three inches tall.
22  Twelve inches are equal to one foot.
23  Since I started jogging I've lost three and a half inches from my waistline.
24  McKinnon estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be between four and six inches.
25  Park about nine inches clear of the kerb.
26  "Well, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir, if you wouldn't mind," said Alice: "three inches is such a wretched height to be."
27  The storm brought several inches of precipitation.
28  In geology, a boulder is a rock with grain size of usually no less than 256 mm (10 inches) diameter.
29  Topsoil is the upper surface of the Earth's crust, and usually is no deeper than approximately eight inches.
30  But she went on all the same, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.