INDENTATION in a Sentence

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 n.  concave cut into a surface or edge; small hollow or depression
Classic Sentence:
1  One piece, about three feet in length, had a very marked indentation at one end, while several were flattened at the sides as if they had been compressed by some considerable weight.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
2  As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  The chairs were also damaged, many of them severely; and deep indentations deformed the panels of the walls.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
4  Not even the long rows of windows and stores, the indentations of the chimneys, and the roofs, and the vague reflections which are cast back by the wet and muddy pavements, were visible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER II—AN OWL'S VIEW OF PARIS
5  To the north stretched the limpid, and, as it appeared from that dizzy height, the narrow sheet of the "holy lake," indented with numberless bays, embellished by fantastic headlands, and dotted with countless islands.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14
Example Sentence:
1  You can tell one tree from another by examining their leaves and noting the differences in any indentation along the edges of the leaves.
2  Gently make a small indentation in the center of each cookie.
3  The first paragraph isn't indented, which is slightly problematic; it should be as second and third paragraphs.
4  You should indent the paragraphs of a letter.